Microsoft Unveils Public Beta Internet Explorer
Ahead of its own development schedule, Microsoft has released the second beta of Internet Explorer 7. The program is available for all users wishing to download it.
As of February 1, the new beta version of Microsoft's browser, Internet Explorer 7 can be downloaded from the company website. Previously, Microsoft had announced that the second beta of IE 7 would be launched in late March.
In principle, this draft is aimed at programmers, but can also be downloaded by all interested users.
"The big news is that it is available to everyone. All previous versions have been directed to a smaller audience, "said Margaret Cobb, Internet Explorer product manager at Microsoft.
The new beta version requires installed Service Pack 2 for Windows XP and contains much of the new security features that improve protection against viruses and spyware.
Microsoft set up a key by emptying easier and faster the cache, tabs (as known in Opera and Firefox) support
for RSS, search field to the toolbar, and more flexible printing features.
The final version of Internet Explorer 7 will be published towards the end of the year, shortly before the release of Windows Vista.
Links for download: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx