This week saw Microsoft release its Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2. The preview allows you to check out IE 10, which will come with Windows 8, expected next year.
It’s important to note that a platform preview is not the same as a Beta release. Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2 allows you to test out some of the new technical implementations in the browser, but it is a long way from a fully functional, user friendly browser (insert sarcastic comment about Internet Explorer here).
What you can do with Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2 is check out a range of tests designed to show off upcoming capabilities. There are speed demos, HTML5 demos, graphics demos and browser demos. The app opens on Microsoft’s Test Drive page, which allows you to easily play around with all the demos, and also features a user guide. You will notice there’s no address bar – you can actually browser wherever you want on the web, but to navigate you have to click CTRL+O which opens a window so you can enter a URL.