Internet Explorer just launched IE 9 in mid-March, promising a more beautiful Web browser. Now, just a month later, the company’s development team has released a platform preview for IE10, available for download at the IEBlog. You can also test drive to see what the browser offers.

The new version concentrates on offering native HTML5 and CSS3 support.

In a blog post, Dean Hachamovitch, Internet Explorer corporate vice president, said the team is about three weeks into IE10’s development. The team will continue to offer updates and platform previews every 8 to 12 weeks, he said.

Tom Warren, of WinRumors, posted Microsoft’s preview video to YouTube:

Looks like Microsoft is trying to catch up with Chrome’s quick update schedule and Mozilla’s new push for a speedier releases. By way of comparison, IE8 was released in 2008, and the first IE9 platform preview was in 2010.

What do you think of this first glimpse at IE10?

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