Just like what happened with its previous version, Internet Explorer 11 is now available on Windows 7 a few months after its exclusive launch for the recent Windows 8.1. With a flashy advertising campaign that aims to bolster users’ confidence in the Microsoft browser, its principal advantages lie in its much lower consumption of system resources, the inclusion (finally) of the standard graphics API WebGL, and new tools for developers. Is it worth your time to give it a chance?
This version boasts lots of novelties at the user level. The new favorites manager allows you to anchor your favorites on your home screen, as well as list and launch them from within the application bar itself. The limit on the number of open tabs to 10 has been removed, so now you keep as many open as your system memory will support. In addition, the other big improvement that had been missing in the browser is the capability to synch your login details and configuration settings on different machines.
So, should you give it a go?
Security and speed problems in earlier versions have been an albatross around Internet Explorer’s neck and have been taking their toll for too many years already. Now, the results of various performance tests have restored the browser to its rightful place. The improvements can be clearly seen, but Microsoft is shoring up these results with an ambitious ad campaign. Without getting into too much detail, its Singapore division has launched the following anime short at the Anime Festival Asia.
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