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I must be missing the joke... Feb. 3rd, 2006 11:58 am
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/tour/default.mspx

From: mooism
Date: February 3rd, 2006 - 12:05 pm (Link)
It looks good, if the phish detection is accurate.
From: serena_lesley
Date: February 3rd, 2006 - 12:05 pm (Link)
o_O
From: realtan_dannan
Date: February 3rd, 2006 - 12:21 pm (Link)
I don't like this plan to hide the options that aren't applicable and switch off the menu bars for things that 'aren't relevant' to the section of document i am in (only getting table menu's if you are in a table for example).

I like to be able to decide what I want to do when. Having said that, it's just a glorified right mouse system so I guess I'll get used to it fast enough (incidentally a spokesperson from MS in a news article the other night did say it would take the normal person 3-4 days to learn how to use it effectively)

Embrace and extend?

From: bondagewoodelf
Date: February 3rd, 2006 - 12:29 pm (Link)
Sure looks a lot like a certain other freeware browser, doesn't it?
From: silenttex
Date: February 3rd, 2006 - 12:52 pm (Link)
Microsoft has always been a company to let others innovate, then copy, steal from, or buy the original company to produce their own version of a technology.
The public beta has only been out 1 day and someone has already found a security vulnerability (no surprise there, really) and the fact that it 'doesn't work' with McAfee security products, which is a somewhat larger problem.
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=214012&liFlavourID=1&ebref=3226
From: meico
Date: February 3rd, 2006 - 03:29 pm (Link)
I love that their "tour" is kicked off in a popup...
I also love that the "tour" itself uses a fake tabbed broswer to show the new features- one of which is tabbed browsing! Ugh!

Other than that it looks like they have taken note of firefox and copied almost exactly- I don't think this is a bad thing at all. :)
(Firefox can lure even more users away from IE since the now look identical, but theirs is much more secure...)