Upgrading to Internet Explorer 7By
Internet Explorer 7 was recently moved from Beta to a full release. I knew it was coming but had actually forgotten about it for a while. Thanks to Working Solo, I am now aware of it and decided to give it a whirl.Â After all, I have been up to quite a few changes lately, and it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Anyhow, you can download the new IE7 at Microsoft’s site. It took all of about 5 minutes and an obligatory restart of my system.Â I am still playing around with it and I expect it will take me some time to get used to it, but my initial reactions are:
- It’s a little sleeker looking.
- It uses tabs, much like Firefox, which are an improvement in efficiency once you get used to them.
- Quick tabs are very cool as they give you screen shots of all the windows you have open at once.
- RSS feeds can automatically be detected on a page.
- There are fun little icons for the most often used tasks (home, print, tools, etc).
I’m sure there are other improvements and differences I haven’t found yet. Making the transition is pretty easy overall.