The long expected final version of Internet Explorer 7 is here. After the beta versions, Microsoft Corp. have released on the market a truly competitive Web browser.
With enhanced security features designed to provide a high degree of security during any Web surfing experience, a newly implemented 'Windows Customer Service Experience Improvement Program' and many more useful features, Internet Explorer 7 appears to be a very good alternative to Mozilla Firefox or Opera.
Let's have a look at the user interface: tabbed design, customizable toolbar, 'Favorites Center' containing history and RSS feeds, 'Windows Live' search engine included by default. All the open tabs can be displayed in thumbnail mode (Quick Tabs), the search engine section can be customized by adding or removing search providers and setting your favourite search engine as default.
Considering how much Microsoft have spent on developing this new version, the final product is not nice. I find it hangs and crashes on both my work machine and home machine. The rearrangement of the menus into buttons in odd places seem to be a useability nightmare. Millions (billions?) of people around the world have got used to the standard menu bar style for programs, and now they will have to relearn how to use Windows apps. I think this applies to Windows Vista and Office 2007. Some useability group at Microsoft must have used non-PC literate users to redefine their user interface for the next few years, at great useability cost to the millions of existing computer users.
From Microsoft:The long expected final version of Internet Explorer 7 is here. After the beta versions, Microsoft Corp.Internet Explorer 7.0 7.0
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. Internet Explorer 7.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
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