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Microsoft early Tuesday put live the Beta 2 release of Internet Explorer 7, the company's new standalone browser for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. A new IE Web site is promoting the beta, which Microsoft is targeting at both enthusiasts and the general public.
IE7 Beta 2 follows a preview release in January and a layout-complete build that debuted at MIX 06 in March. Margaret Cobb, IE Group Product Manger, told BetaNews that although there have been many noticeable changes since MIX, Beta 2 brings improved compatibility and a far more reliable browsing experience.
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I think mozilla is a bit more stable.
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They had better make it as functional (or more functional) as Firefox. If it is as functional as Firefox and as fast on the page load/render as IE, then I will very likely scrap Firefox.

That being said, M$ has a fair bit of work to make it as secure and functional as Firefox.

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I dont know, I have to see what Firefox 2.0 has to offer before I say anything . It might not be great, once vista comes out I hear there is more stuff you can use with ie7
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I'm having some issues with IE 7 Beta.
• First off, the integrated RSS button fails every time. Like, when on OC.net, it just errors out on me.
• Second problem is that when I go into full screen mode, the screen streches beyond the true screen size by about 7-10 pixels. Because of that, I cannot "mouse over" the bottom portion of the screen to get my start bar to appear...also the status bar of the page is cut off by about 50%. Odd that they wouldn't have caught this already...oh well.

Have any of you seen the same problems as I with this IE 7 Beta?

These flaws alone make me want to go back to IE 6. I'm sure I'll find even more problems.
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Originally Posted by Xaine99
I'm having some issues with IE 7 Beta.
• First off, the integrated RSS button fails every time. Like, when on Overclock.net, it just errors out on me.
• Second problem is that when I go into full screen mode, the screen streches beyond the true screen size by about 7-10 pixels. Because of that, I cannot "mouse over" the bottom portion of the screen to get my start bar to appear...also the status bar of the page is cut off by about 50%. Odd that they wouldn't have caught this already...oh well.

Have any of you seen the same problems as I with this IE 7 Beta?

These flaws alone make me want to go back to IE 6. I'm sure I'll find even more problems.
There's a reason it's called beta. Just like the Vista betas they've improved alot over time because they fixed the problems from people like you who test them and let Microsoft know what is wrong and what should be done about it. Now I use Firefox but I like to give some things a fair chance. I would go try beta 7 but I have 2000 pro so it's incompatible.
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Originally Posted by Xaine99
I'm having some issues with IE 7 Beta.
• First off, the integrated RSS button fails every time. Like, when on Overclock.net, it just errors out on me.
• Second problem is that when I go into full screen mode, the screen streches beyond the true screen size by about 7-10 pixels. Because of that, I cannot "mouse over" the bottom portion of the screen to get my start bar to appear...also the status bar of the page is cut off by about 50%. Odd that they wouldn't have caught this already...oh well.

Have any of you seen the same problems as I with this IE 7 Beta?

These flaws alone make me want to go back to IE 6. I'm sure I'll find even more problems.

I'm not sure of the proper channel for this but definitly report this to ms (beta does no good if noone reports the bugs, lol).
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I think that I will stick with firefox because I know it, it is smaller than IE, and it's not a sneaky little bastard like the Vole.
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it'll be hard for IE7 to have more functionality than firefox considering that firefox has a community of "developers" who add to it every day. as long as the firefox community keeps up with the useful, stable extensions, i'll stay with the fox
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Let me put more emphasis on my question:

Have any of you seen the same problems as I with IE 7 Beta?

I will not submit my findings to Microsoft until I'm sure that it is actually IE7 and not me. Get it?
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