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
griffinme
Member since:
2005-11-09

OOOOOOOO
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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RE: the non crashing version
by flanque on Thu 24th Aug 2006 21:50 in reply to "the non crashing version"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I've been using IE7 for months now and I have to admit that I have found it to be very stable and reliable. It's hard for anyone but experts (even then that's debatable) to truely comment on security with any level of credibility.

There were some minor layout issues on some websites I visited (for instance text was centre aligned rather than left) but without analysing the code for the page it's hard to know who's to blame there.

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RE[2]: the non crashing version
by Sphinx on Fri 25th Aug 2006 00:32 in reply to "RE: the non crashing version"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

They are for finally fixing some relative positioning bugs.

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