Use of the browser has surged since Microsoft unveiled a version for Windows 7 in November, according to data from Net Applications.
Arguing that support for Adobe's browser plug-in is an advantage, Microsoft now permits Flash by default on Windows 8 and Windows RT. Tablets that can't run Flash are merely "a companion to a PC."
Microsoft is continuing to test privately the last preview build of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 before releasing it to the Web.
Microsoft said last month that a preview of its Web browser would be released in mid-November.
The latest version of IE now claims 6 percent of the browser desktop market, according to Net Applications.
Microsoft's decision to turn on Do Not Track by default in the next Internet Explorer -- instead of leaving users to opt out -- prompts Yahoo to ignore it.
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is still alive, Microsoft officials confirmed. And another test build is coming in November.
Microsoft will launch a revamped MSN portal on October 26, the day Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets go on sale. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft has finally gotten its infamous browser right. Internet Explorer 10 is fast, stable, secure, and eminently touchable.
Microsoft's new browser is set by default to tell advertisers not to track user behavior on the Web, but Apache's Web server has become a new obstacle to that Microsoft approach.