IE 7 makes its debut

Microsoft has officially released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP on its website.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  October 19, 2006

Microsoft has officially released Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) for Windows XP on its website. The 6Mbyte version boasts a new phishing filter, support for RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds and tabbed browsing, which is also present in Mozilla’s FireFox browser. Additionally, IE 7 includes a feature called Quick Tabs, which lets users view a snapshot of all open tabs on a single screen from which they can select a desired site. The firm reckons the new anti-phishing feature and the architectural work in IE7 around networking and ActiveX controls will help keep users more secure. Although the first version only supports American English, there are more than 24 localised language versions planned. According to Microsoft’s official blog, Arabic, Finnish, French and Spanish language versions will be out in two to three weeks. The remaining languages will be released in phases between November and January. Microsoft also revealed that it will begin distributing IE 7 as a ‘high priority’ update this November to all uses who have signed up for Automatic Updates in Windows XP. The full version of IE 7, which has been in development for nearly two years, can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com/ie.

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