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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is Here

Posted by: , 16:43 AEST, Wed April 26, 2006

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Bye Bye IE 6
After years of letting Internet Explorer 6 languish in non development, Microsoft has finally gotten the ball rolling with its successor, unveiling the second beta of IE7 to the public for testing.

The public first got a look at IE7 in January with the release of the public preview. Last month, Microsoft announced that the layout engine was "feature complete" so that web developers could start testing their sites against what would be in the final release. From now on, the only changes to the browser will be related to the user interface.

The IE7 Beta 2 download is available for Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit edition, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2003 for Itanium. It is not available for users of Windows 2000 or earlier operating systems. Currently the download is only available in the English language, although Arabic, Finnish, German, and Japanese versions are scheduled to follow next month. While the download is free, when you start the installer it uses an internal version of the latest Windows Genuine Advantage check to ensure that you are not running a pirated copy of Windows. You may download it here. More...

Credit: ars technica


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