Microsoft has some fresh software on the table for testers

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 and performance.

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.

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