Internet Explorer 11 is the first IE version to run on Windows 8.1, making itself available for Windows 7 computers as well.
After years of development and the audience demanding a more likeable and user-oriented browser, Microsoft finally responded with a release that no longer loses grounds to competitors.
It becomes available to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users through the Windows update feature, but can be downloaded and installed separately just as well.
Developers now benefit from a richer array of tools, such as a modules for debugging and memory testing, as well as an emulator for browser versions and UI responsiveness across various devices.
Thanks to the WebGL support, the browser can now render 3D graphics at high speed, providing faster speed even for heavily loaded pages.
Other features include a new-tab page, a download manager that comes with reputation protection and anti-phishing modules through the SmartScreen module.
To conclude, Internet Explorer 11 has reached a whole new level, sporting a set of exciting and improved abilities. It now has the means to persuade users to migrate from other popular browsers.
Update: on August 12, 2014 Microsoft released cumulative security update KB2976627 as part of security bulletin MS14-051, which resolved 26 security vulnerabilities including remote execution flaws targeting users viewing specially crafted web pages. All users are advised to install this update in order to protect themselves from these attacks.