Jan2006 31

{mosimage}"Microsoft took the wraps off Internet Explorer 7 Tuesday, releasing the new "preview" version of its Web browser to the general public for testing.

The program, still a work in progress, is available for download from the Internet Explorer section of Microsoft's corporate Web site, the company said. The company, which began limited testing in July, had promised to deliver a public beta by the end of March."

In my testing, first it needs to once again validate your Windows, then it needs a reboot. Before the reboot though, it tried to change my Search Page and my Home Page - thankfully, I've got MS's Anti-Spyware client installed and I was able to block those changes. Gotta love the irony of that , using their own tools to block them ;)

Then on reboot, it tried to change my Home Page AGAIN, so I told it "block" again and then launched IE. At this point, it wanted to fix my security settings, so I said, yeh go for it. I've now used IE for about 10 minutes and I gotta say, it looks like Opera 10, especially the tabs. Personally, I think I'll stick to Firefox.

Oh and how's this for annoying ? Not only have they changed the look of the Font - Arial (it looks fuzzy), but there is NO UNINSTALL with IE7. So, once it's on, it's not leaving.

Update 2/2: My mate, BeMark, found out "how to uninstall IE 7. Go into Add or Remove Programs, click on Show Updates, and look for Windows XP Software Updates".

Thanks BeMark, I'm removing IE7 right now.

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