IE7 Browser Now Available

Posted on October 19, 2006

IE7 The launch of the new IE7 browser has been announced on the IEBlog.
We listened carefully to feedback from many sources (including this blog) and worked hard to deliver a safer browser that makes everyday tasks easier. When I first posted publicly about IE7, I wrote that we would go further to defend users from phishing and malicious software. The Phishing Filter and the architectural work in IE7 around networking and ActiveX opt-in will help keep users more secure. IE7 also delivers a much easier browsing experience with features like tabbed browsing (especially with QuickTabs), shrink-to-fit printing, an easily customizable search box, and a new design that leaves more screen real estate for the web site you�re viewing. IE7�s CSS improvements are incredibly important for developers as many of you have made quite clear. I also think IE7�s RSS experience and platform are important, powerful, and innovative.
The IEBlog also says companies like Yahoo and are releasing customized versions of the browser.
In addition to our release of IE7, Yahoo! has a customized version of the browser available today and over the next few days partners such as and USA TODAY will offer their own customized versions. These versions will tailor the user experience with specific toolbars, additional search engines, favorites, and RSS feeds.
Yahoo customized version is already up and can be found here. Search Engine Watch says the most visible change is the built-in search box. You can find a list of search engines to add to IE7 here. More discussion of IE7 can be found here on

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