Internet Explorer 7 Beta Now Available for Download
“We acted on a lot of the feedback and bug reports from the previous public releases. In particular, I feel good about changes we made based on reports from web developers around some CSS behaviors, application compatibility feedback, reliability data (yes, we do analyze the information that comes when you click â€œSend Error Reportâ€), and user experience feedback. People on the team will post additional details about changes over the next few days.”
For this Beta 2 release, weâ€™re taking the extra step of offering no-charge phone support to consumers in North America, Germany and Japan. Weâ€™re offering phone support to encourage people who usually shy away from beta software to try IE7 Beta 2. We believe that IE7 – even at this beta stage – is a significant improvement and we want as many people as possible to try it and use it. IE7 is feature complete and has been through significant compatibility and reliability testing. People (especially technology enthusiasts) will have a good experience with it.”
Can’t say that I found anything wildly innovative here, in fact, nothing really more than what Firefox has been offering for the last year or so. The free phone support thing is a nice move. The newly redesigned IE7 has a Safari-ish look, very Web 2.0, tabbed browsing, heightened security features, and a neat printing widget. What do you all think? Try it out and leave your thoughts about Internet Explorer 7 in the comments section.