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Microsoft is planning to release, to the public, a preview version of Internet Explorer 7.

Dubbed "Public Preview" the release includes tabbed browsing, page zoom, tab groups, RSS support and improved printing support. The release is expected to be available by this evening (GMT).

Amongst the many new features, tabbed browsing will allow customers to manage multiple web pages within one session of a browser. Firefox, an open source rival, has long intergrated this functionality by default but now Microsoft is catching up this may lure many users back to the Microsoft browser. RSS is a heavy new feature of IE7 allowing users to "syndicate" feeds from various sites.

Microsoft is expected to deliver the final version of Internet Explorer 7 at the end of the year alongside Windows Vista.

Internet Explorer 7 Public Preview will be available shortly to users with Windows XP SP2 and a genuine copy of Windows.

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Source: Neowin
Download: IE7 Beta 2 Public

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By me!!!

This thread is about IE7 and the news above.

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I'm not flaming, but looks like they're trying to keep up with firefox lol.

EDIT: Oh. Your quote says that. I only read the first two lines lol
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I may give it a try just for the pages that I can never get to load in firefox. It coudn't be any worse than IE 6 could it?
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I will use it at work to access my metaframe server. It requires IE.
    
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Not bad, gives me an annoying "Connect to the internet" thing once in a while though, but that's the only bug I see so far. Pages are a bit slower than a tweaked firefox, but I suppose it's not fair to compare that All in all, it's better than IE6.

Edit// LAG LIKE NO OTHER!!!! Didn't get lag before, but once I got to overclock, there's so much lag. Just to make sure it wasn't my internet, I opened up Firefox to overclock and it works just fine.
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IE is too open ended...I've never gotten a virus through FireFox, but if they can make IE more like FireFox, then I may switch back...but I use both
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