Microsoft has released Internet
Explorer 7.0 RC1 to the public. This release comes nearly two months after
the release of Beta 3. According to BetaNews,
the new release adds some enhancements to security, application compatibility
For those that haven't been keeping up with the development
of IE7, it brings a host of new features including tabbed browsing, integrated
RSS and enhanced printing capabilities which keeps it more in line with rivals
Firefox and Opera.
In other Microsoft news, Windows Vista Build 5536 (Pre-RC1)
was released yesterday to beta
testers. According to Microsoft, the latest build incorporate many of the
suggestions gathered from feedback in Beta 2 and Build 5472. Said a Microsoft
staffer who announced the new build on the official Vista newsgroups:
We have made a lot of progress since Beta 2 and 5472, and we think you will notice the quality improvements that we've been seeing in the daily builds. So please install the build, install your apps, invite your wife/kids/friends/etc. to play with it - and then respond to the Mini-Review post with your thoughts / feelings about it.
quote: no developers are going to use this if they can't at least match the web standards rendering (such as Opera, Firefox and Mac's browsers).