Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 Beta is now Live!

For those of you who are fans of Microsoft's Internet Explorer and those who do not want to move to the Firefox browser (why not?!!!), you would be happy to know that Microsoft has released a beta version of its new Internet Explorer 7. CNET reviews the browser's new features such as its RSS tool. From CNET:
New to Internet Explorer 7 for XP SP2 beta 2 is a complete Really Simple Syndication (RSS) substructure. Currently, when you use a third-party application to receive and read RSS feeds, the app must load a complete RSS rendering engine. Microsoft has created its own and adds it to the Windows XP SP2 operating system (hence, you'll have to reboot when you install the new IE 7 beta). However, the payoff is nice. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, you'll no longer see a page of HTML but a fairly basic representation of all the current feeds for that page, plus any categorizing the site has done regarding specific topics. Also, Microsoft has joined with Mozilla in using the same icon from RSS, making it easy for users to switch between Firefox and IE 7.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta is only available for Windows XP (SP2) users. You can download it via the official website. There's also an Internet Explorer 7 blog written by the developers.

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