Cause it's only for Windows. Microsoft don't make a version of IE anymore that runs on any other OS.homerjward said:anyone know why its now called "windows internet explorer?"
It does. It has a nice zooming feature (from Opera), tabs (firefox, et al), and several other long overdue additions. The look is much sleeker than the previous version which is very refreshing. As for functionality, it works like any other browser. I've tried firefox, netscape, and opera on the pc platform (safari on mac) and ie7 is no better/worse than any of the competition. For me, I like the integration with the operating system while most others hate it for whatever reason. People who use Safari on macs (myself included) do it because it is easy and works well. The same holds true for those who use ie but there are simply more dissenters. Most hate ie because it is Microsoft. Some complain about security flaws. Well, it's no wonder it is so heavily targeted. The argument is the same for XP in terms of its target audience. The more people who use it, the greater potential there is to do damage. Stop visiting porn sites and opening suspicious e-mails if you want to avoid viruses. Abstinence is the best form of protection I've been using ie and windows on my pcs since there were pcs and I've NEVER had a single virus on any computer. It's not that hard to avoid them.evilgEEk said:Anyone know if IE 7 will include RSS support?
Same kind of comment, it's a rip off, but the "Tabs light-box" feature is very very nice.MattG said:Yeah, it's a rip off...but it's definitely an improvement.
I kind of like the "home page tabs" feature.
No sugar, honey! No more hacks and tricks to get your web-site working Huzzah!kwajo.com said:i think the biggest news from IE7 IMO is the support for transparent PNGs. I have no idea why they didn't fully support these before, but I heard they will be supported in IE7, which will make my job easier for sure
It's not just a browser, it's a core OS component... hehe... that's why it's sooooo secure, the attach surface is tiny... Hang on. That's wrong. Strike that. Switch it around.kwajo.com said:wow, I just tried installing the Beta and it stops you for Windows validation?? geez Microsoft, it's just a web browser install, lay off. I have a purchased copy for Virtual PC, but that doesn't mean I want to have to do internet activation for everything I do
Ummm....it's a BETA. The point of a beta is widespread testing to find the bugs.cwedl said: