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Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 for more users

  • Microsoft released its Internet Explorer 10 browser to millions of new users on Tuesday in a bid to win back customers who have switched to Google Chrome.

    The world's biggest software maker said IE 10 is 20 percent faster at downloading sites than its predecessor IE 9 and is also designed for touch-screen commands.

    The browser has been available since late October for users of Windows 8 but is now available for the 700 million users of Windows 7.

    Microsoft is keen that PC and laptop users will like the new browser enough to choose its Windows 8 tablets over Apple’s iPad, which does not run Internet Explorer.