Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Aug 2006 20:25 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft is releasing for public download on Aug. 24 a new test build of its browser, the near-final Release Candidate 1 milestone. RC1 may or may not be the final public test build of IE 7, officials said, depending on tester feedback. Microsoft has said to expect the final version of its standalone browser to be available in the fourth calendar quarter of 2006. Microsoft is planning to push IE 7 out to users via its Automatic Update software-distribution mechanism that is used to deliver security patches to users.
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the non crashing version
by griffinme on Thu 24th Aug 2006 21:41 UTC
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Finally! An IE7 beta that doesn't crash after 30sec of use.

Just started using it. First impressions:

Google search was complained during the install, "Someone just tried to change your default search!"
Spent a looong time installing updates, which is odd since I do all the updates as they come in.
Bug...... after the updates complete a few minutes later before the install finishes a popup states "Your updates are almost complete, would you like to reboot now?" Not a good idea while the installer is still running.
Seems resonably snappy
Memory pig.....65meg almost as bad as FF after it has been running for awhile
I like the tab viewer, not sure how much it will get used but kinda neat.

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