[Merged] Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 out now

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  1. LegendKiller

    LegendKiller New Member

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    Official IE 7 beta 2 preview!

    Here is the link to microsoft's website...
    Link:Microsoft
    This is real,get it from microsoft's site!
     
  2. dIgItaL_BrAt

    dIgItaL_BrAt New Member

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    Hey,thanx for the link!
     
  3. gxsaurav

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    Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 out now

    Microsoft has released the next beta 2 version of Internet explorer 7 for Windows XP & Windows Vista, it will need a genuine windows XP version to even install,

    the new Internet explorer provides many new features like tabbed browsing, RSS integration, a more modern rendering engine to get the market back from other such browsers like Firefox & Opera which are now compleately free & giving the Free IE some good compotition

    U can download the Beta 2 version, directly from Microsoft, this time it's not the leaked version which came a few days ago, it's the full final official beta 2

    U can download it from here

    Remember, this requirs a genuine windows XP SP2 installation, & will work only on Windows XP SP2

    since this is a beta software, using system restore before installting it extremely adviced

    Uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

    To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview and return to Internet
    Explorer 6 on Windows XP

    # Click “Start,� and then click “Control Panel.�
    # Click “Add or Remove Programs.�
    # Check “Show Updates� at the top of the dialog box.
    # Scroll down the list to “Windows XP – Software Updates,� select “Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2Preview,� and then click "Change/Remove."

    If "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview" does not exist, run %windir%\$NtUninstallie7bet2p$\spuninst\spuninst.exe. You need to have "view hidden folders" enabled.
     
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    Nice I m a big IE fan
     
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    Whoa !!!

    Eagerly waiting for the Final release :)

    Downloading the Beta right away.

    Thanks a lot for the news.
     
  7. mohit

    mohit The Hardware Labs

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    thanx for the link .. gr8 news.
     
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    mohit The Hardware Labs

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    I have a question .

    Is this process reversible as IE is used by my dad for some of his work as its not compatabile on any other browsers.

    What I mean is can I roll back to IE 6.0 without any glitches. I dont want to reinstall windows.

    In the meanwhile I am searching Microsoft's site also .

    Cheers!!
     
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    Ok I found the answer they say its completely reversable.

    BTW thanks for the link . It will be good to try and settle with Microsoft once again.
     
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    Quiz_Master * Teh Flirt King *

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    Very Buggy...

    Crashed 3 times in just first day...
     
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    Quiz_Master * Teh Flirt King *

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    U both guys forgot to tell that this is wrong section too.

    Therad should be locked.
     
  13. gxsaurav

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    U forgot this thread was posted before them

    Anyway, it installed fine, as I have genuine Windows installation, but there are many things I hate it in

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    The classic menu of File, Edit is now removed; it is now below the address bar, I wonder, Y MS is changing something which is not broken

    The fonts in the webpage are automatically smoothed; with clear type which looks kind of weird on a CRT monitor, but one can live with it, just like the reading pane fonts in Word 2003

    right now there is no option to add or remove buttons on the toolbar, like history etc, to access them go to Tool & then select or that star icons at far left of the tabs

    The icons of the whole interface are now changed & more Aero like, & one thing for some reason, Windowsblind 4.6 & 5 both do not skin it

    Page zooming works fine, u can select the zooming from the bottom right zoom magnification icon, so far no rendering troubles, but the rendering is dam fast then before. Another feature in Firefox which I loved was the text size increment option, by ctrl+scroll wheel of mouse, this works in IE 7 too, just in inverse scrolling way

    The integrated search is a welcome addition, it works flawless, by default its MSN search but it can be changed by selecting any other search provider

    The new interface will take some time getting used to
     
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    planetcall Indian by heart

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    I better stick to FF. When a final release of Windows is so buggy how on earth would anyone trust a beta release?
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  16. gxsaurav

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    ya, firefox 1.5 & it's insane memory usage, live with that

    the skinning problem with WindowsBlind is now fixed, after recompiling the skin with skin studio, also so far it's working fine with no crash & even with maxthon

    sometimes, it eats a lot of CPU for no reason
     
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    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    Try it before u comment upon the beta2 , and its not the final release so expect some bugs and compatbility issues .
    if someone is a ms hater , he will never like it no matter how good the ie7 is . Half of the ppl who use firefox dont even know exactly what are the benifits of using it over other browsers , they use it because it sounds cool "Get firefox !!" .

    I dont want to start a flaming debate on browsers , i just want to say that commenting on a software without trying it is not justified , after all nither MS or the FF ppl are paying us to promote them . So its better try them b4 we opine on them , an aware end user will choose the better product irrespective of the brand name and advertising . :)
     
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    indeed. But the presumptions are made on the basis of past performance. On the security point Microsoft and InternetExplorer in particular have been very poor. We all know the recent genere of flaws that has affected almost all the Windows Products. So why should anybody presume that this one is not going to be one of them or a career of the genetical disorder that Windows Architecture has ? Firefox may be slow on start and may be consuming memory but it is highly customisable, free, widely supported, OS independent. Maybe there are many more reasons for different users for using it which I am not aware of. Also, a defect in IE impacts the entire Windows due to tight coupling....whereas same is not true with FF.
    Practically I am not a Microsoft hater. I do like Gates and adore the policies Billy has adopted towards india. I am very thankful for his efforts to push computer to the masses. But still on the technological point things are not the same.
    I agree with your ideology that no one should comment on a software without trying it. But mine was a personal opinion and everyone is free to think their own way.
     
  20. mohit

    mohit The Hardware Labs

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    the main and strongest reason that Windows and IE have flaws is that they are the most WIDELY used. thats is why they are always targetted and ahckers discover loopholes in them. in the future also i dont expect real good security from ms products because they will continue to be the most widely used products. whateva ms does it will always get bypassed. no point in blaming them !! but i love their s/w :)
     
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