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Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5 Worth Exploring

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled the Consumer Preview edition of its much awaited OS platform Windows 8. However, that was not the only news to accompany the new Windows 8 CP version - as fans were also treated to an all new build of the company's flagship web browser Internet Explorer 10.

The new build of the browser, known as Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5, has been optimised to support HTML5, and has been developed for compatibility with touch enabled devices too. It will also feature the new Metro user interface which has been embraced by both Windows Phone as well as Windows 8 OS platforms.

Microsoft claims that the inclusion of the Metro interface in the new build of the browser has resulted in a fuller screen experience for its users.

"To deliver the richest experience, and one experience that scales across different devices, we continue to recommend that developers detect when plug-ins are not available and rely on native browser patterns," Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President for Internet Explorer, stated, as reported by Daily Tech.

In order to get a firsthand feel of the new IE10, users will have to download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or they can also watch the Microsoft video to get a better idea of what the company has to offer.

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