Microsoft introduces public beta of Internet Explorer
Ahead of their own development schedule, Microsoft has released the second beta version of Internet Explorer 7. The program is available to all Internet 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 by the end of March.
In principle, this draft is intended for 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 aimed at a small 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 highlighted by figure the easiest and fastest cache emptied, eyelashes (as known in Opera and Firefox), support functions
for RSS, search field to the toolbar, and print functions more flexible.
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