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IE 10 Preview for Windows 7 Set to Arrive ‘Mid-November’

Good news Windows 7 users, Microsoft has announced that a new preview of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 will be available in November.

While IE 10 on Windows 7 will lack some of the features and speed improvements found in IE 10 on Windows 8, it does pack in the same updated web standards support, which is good news for web developers.

IE 10 will add support for a number of now finalized HTML5 and CSS 3 features, including CSS Transforms, Transitions and Animations, which all works sans -ms prefix. Perhaps more exciting, IE 10 will also support all three of the new layout tools — CSS Flexible Box Layout, CSS Grid Layout and CSS Regions (for these you will need the prefix). For more details on all the new standards support coming in IE 10, see Microsoft’s IE Blog.

Microsoft hasn’t set an actual release date for IE 10 on Windows 7 yet, but the IE blog promises the preview will be out “mid-November” — not too far behind the Windows 8 version, which will arrive, with the OS itself, on Oct. 26.