Version 10 brings new features to IE browsing - [With SP1 installed it will
now install in Windows 7]
Every major update brings its own set of pros and cons. I'll start with IE
10's touted benefits:
Do not track: For better privacy online, IE 10 has Do not track turned
on by default, as explained in an IE 10 information page.
Do Not Track sends a message to websites you're visiting that you'd prefer
not to be tracked while on their sites.
(If you live in the European Union or have browsed a European-based site,
you've probably seen the EU Cookie Directive in action;
That doesn't mean, however, that a specific site must or will honor your
request. Website designers can easily ignore or circumvent
Do not track requests. Still, it's good to see browsers pushing better
privacy on websites.
Sandboxing: IE 10 also supports HTML 5's sandboxing attribute, described
in an IEBlog post. Sandboxing enables security restrictions
for HTML iframe elements (see the aforementioned post) that contain both
trusted and untrusted content.
Sandboxing is designed to prevent malicious actions by untrusted content.
Enhanced Protected Mode: As explained in another IEBlog post, Enhanced
Protection Mode locks down the browser to ensure it
doesn't access or change parts of Windows it doesn't need - such as
modifying system settings for accessing your Documents folder.
In Windows 8, the Metro side of IE 10 has Enhanced Protection on, by
default. But with Windows 7, you must enable it -
and for good reason: you might run into compatibility issues (with Adobe
Flash, for example) if it's turned on. Enhanced Protection mode is a
checkbox item in IE's Internet Options/Advanced/Settings dialog box
Auto-correction: Earlier versions of Internet Explorer have not included
spell-checking; but according to an IEBlog post,
IE 10 is the first browser to include spell-checking and auto-correction. It's
If you run into problems with IE 10, it's easy to uninstall it and roll back
to IE 9. Click Control Panel/Programs and Features,
then click View installed updates. Scroll down to the Windows section and
click Windows Internet Explorer 10 to remove it.
From Windows Secrets Newsletter . Issue . 2013-02-21 -