Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser

By | April 1, 2011 | 7 Comments


Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser

Even though it’s April Fools Day, there has been some interesting information floating around about the upcoming (possibly IE10) web browser from Microsoft called Immersive Browser.

Before you dismiss this info as yet another joke, here is what you need to know: MS has uploaded the Windows 8 M2 (Milestone 2) build to its partners on Microsoft Connect a couple of days ago. Now obviously, once you share something with quite a few people, there is a high probability of a leak and OS screenshots (and that’s exactly what happened).

Guys at GeekSmack and WinReview have got their hands on this Windows 8 build and found the following: there is a new folder called “Microsoft.ImmersiveBrowser” and it includes these files:

Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser

Furthermore, registry and .dll files all over the Windows 8 hints about the upcoming OS interface (which is locked in “public” builds) codenamed Immersive UI.

Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser

From the looks of it, we can speculate that design is clearly influenced by Metro UI, currently available on Windows Phone 7 and Zune devices.

Internet Explorer 10: Microsoft Immersive Browser
Picture Source: Blogote

Whether it’s a desktop or tablet version (Windows 8 tablet edition is rumored for an early 2012 release with the public demonstration later this summer) remains to be seen.

What’s your take on Metro UI? Love it or hate it?


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  • Anonymous

    That looks ugly.

    The bottom looks like window 98.

    Ok microsoft:

    -change the registry
    - get rid of dll
    - WinFS when?

    Employ some guy from deviant art.

    Thanks

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      It’s still an alpha, can’t see your mentioned Win98 look, unless you mean statusbar which is fine for me.

      -change the registry
      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2007/11/26/6523907.aspx
      Interesting read

      - get rid of dll
      Why? What’s the alternative and what’s wrong with them? :-)

      - WinFS when?
      What exactly do you need from WinFS? The existing Windows 7 functionality works great.

      • Anonymous

        Yep and too much shit going on.

        I thought they where getting rid of aero

        • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

          Still not answered to my questions :-)

          • Anonymous

            -Yes an in the taskbar

            -lets do config files

            -Main advantage is no fragmentation.

            -Why are we the only two replying?

          • Heath

            Cause this confuses me.

          • Track

            You guys are classic.