Two years ago, I wrote about how Internet Explorer was the most secure browser. But it certainly lags behind when it comes to speed, usability, extension etc. While other popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome have adapted a rapid development model in which they release the new version of their browser fairly frequently. Internet Explorer lags doesn’t get major updates frequently.
Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview was released in July, 2013. Now Microsoft has released the Release Preview version of Internet Explorer but the final version of IE11 is still work in progress. I think Firefox and Chrome would have released at least two stable and final versions in this period. Internet Explorer 11 will come pre-installed in Windows 8.1 which will be released in November. If you are using Windows 8, Internet Explorer 11 should come as a Windows update while Windows 7 users will need to download and install IE11 manually. IE11 will not be compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP.
IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 adds new user controls for Standard Delivery Profile for Closed Captioning. This will let users customize the captions in the browser. The customized caption settings will override the default styling provided by the video source.
You can easily test IE11 RP on your Windows 7 PC because Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview can be easily uninstalled if you don’t like it. You will be reverted to the last version of Internet Explorer which was installed on your system.
To uninstall Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview, go to Control Panel –> Programs and Features –> Turn Windows Features on or off. Find Internet Explorer 11, uncheck the entry and press OK to complete the process.
Please note that this uninstallation step will not uninstall Internet Explorer completely from your system. Instead, you will be reverted back to the last version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer.
If you are using Windows 7, you may download Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview from the following download links:
Download Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview 32-bit Windows 7
Download Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview 64-bit Windows 7
These are direct download links for IE11 RP English language only. If you want to download the release preview version in any other language, just go to this link, select your language and download Internet Explorer 11 in your language.