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Internet Explorer 7.0 Is On The Way

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by flavallee, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Microsoft's Bill Gates has made it official. Internet Explorer 7.0 will released later this year. It will be for Windows XP and not for Windows 98SE/ME.
     
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  3. Dr Dave

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    Tuesday, February 15, 2005
    Microsoft Changes Course: New Standalone IE for XP Planned

    After claiming for months it would not issue a new version of its Internet Explorer browser until it shipped Longhorn, Microsoft decides to deliver an IE 7.0.

    In a complete about-face, Microsoft has decided to deliver a new, standalone version of its Internet Explorer browser in order to stem potential customer defections due to security and feature concerns.

    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday that Microsoft will deliver Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 customers. The 7.0 release, which will go to beta this summer, will add new anti-phishing, anti-spyware and anti-virus safeguards, according to company officials. Microsoft officials did not offer a target release date for the final IE 7.0.
     
  4. Squashman

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    More like defections to other browsers! :eek:
     
  5. Old Rich

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    I 'spect that Sqyuash has hit the nail on the head!

    wrs
     
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    Doesn't mention anything about tab browsing, I guess we're stuck using Slimbrowser and Maxthon.
     
  7. flavallee

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    I've tried different browsers, but I always come back to MIE. I'll likely grab MIE 7.0 as soon as it's released.
     
  8. begud4me

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    beware all web designers!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  9. Squashman

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    Did anyone see the speech Gates gave about Interopability with different computing systems. Microsoft's own Browser is not W3C compliant nor is their Web Page. Their web page generates almost 150 errros when run thru the Validator. What new non W3C compliant crap are they going to throw into version 7.
     
  10. Maverick83

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    You're internet must suck.
     
  11. Emtronics

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    Well Maverick83 (if that's your real name) :D that is a matter of opinion. I too, use IE. I also use Nestscape 7. I find lots of sites where "boxes" or content doesn't show in NS and yet shows in IE. Everyone targets IE, who wants to crack Netscape, or Firefox? Far far more IE users out ther by far.
     
  12. Maverick83

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    Only because of ignorance. There are something that I can do in Firefox, that IE doesn't get. And thats only in building a website.

    Firefox is far better because of it's speed and it's extensions. The ability to augment more functions into Firefox to make browsing easier is something IE doesn't have.
    There are things that can be augmented into IE. But it's called spyware.
     
  13. Old Rich

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    I have used FireFox for about a month now . . it seems a little more nimble than IE, but I keep going back to IE for " heavy duty" browsing . . Apparently the things that FireFox does well are not the things I use when I am on the net. but it is pushing M/S and that is a good thing.

    wrs
     
  14. Emtronics

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    There again, it user opinion. Not everyone on a computer can "make" web sites nor do they wish to. There are flaws in every single browser out there and to admit there's not is true ignorance.
     
  15. Maverick83

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    Of course there are problems with FireFox. But FireFox isn't nearly as vulnerable to virii and spyware as IE. I enfore the use of FireFox on this machine because of that.
     
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