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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer (IE) 7 Browser

Posted: 19th Oct, 2006 By: MarkJ
Roughly one week earlier than expected and Microsoft has this morning released the long awaited new version of its website browsing software - Internet Explorer 7 (7.0.5730.11). Users of Windows XP and 2003 can download it at the link below:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

WinSuperSite has done a detailed review of the new browser, which is worth a read:

Internet Explorer 7 is an absolute no-brainer: If you use Windows, you should almost certainly upgrade immediately: IE 7's security features are top-notch and its functional improvements are nicely designed and greatly appreciated. For the short term, certain people may run into occasional Web site compatibility issues with IE 7, but I think those problems will fade quickly.

Certainly, most major Web sites have already been upgraded to work correctly with Microsoft's latest Web browser. I've had a field day in the past making fun of IE, but with IE 7, the browser has finally turned the corner. This is one product that Microsoft should be quite proud of. My only question, really, is what took them so long?

Typically anybody that can, should update to IE7, which unlike previous releases, is a vast improvement in "most" areas over its predecessors. Better security, rendering performance and tabbed browsing are just some of the benefits.
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