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IE7 Beta Now Available!  
User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Hi all, If you've seen the "What browser do you use" thread you'll have seen I was wild about getting my hands on the IE7 BETA, Turns out in the last few days since I went looking for it, Someone leaked the Beta and so now Microsoft have released it to the general public

I'm currently downloading it now so I don't know what it's like as of yet -But for those who are interested in getting it themselfs...
Here is the link

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/ie7betaredirect.mspx

Currently only works on Windows XP SP2 Machines.

Happy Surfing!  Smile


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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Thanks Brendan  Smile

GSPITNL



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5178 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

yup........been out for about 3 days now.....and already someones found a security hole in it. Why am I not surprised..?


That'll teach you
User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 2):
yup........been out for about 3 days now.....and already someones found a security hole in it. Why am I not surprised..?

Well, It IS a BETA

Microsoft BETA's generally have a bad reputation and I know from personal experience, Used Windows XP Server BETA (later became Windows 2003 Server) - Used heaps'a BETA's of MSN (More lately 8.0 and went back to 7.5) - They're not the only products I've used but they're the only ones that come to mind, I like trying new things though so I'm a sucker for BETAs 15 minutes remaining on download! Big grin



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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Poor Brendan! I downloaded it, Installed it and am using it and the poor thing is still downloading it  Sad


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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Weeeee! I like it... It's... nice... It's different... It's Unyewsual! just gotta add google to the search bar now... I'm all for these tabs and the bar up the top not taking up as much space... It's certainly a far cry from the traditional IE look, considering I've used all versions of IE since IE2


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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 5):
I'm all for these tabs and the bar up the top not taking up as much space...

You mean like the ones firefox has had for ages?  Wink


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 2):
yup........been out for about 3 days now.....and already someones found a security hole in it. Why am I not surprised..?

Yes, this 'hole' is a lot of hot air:

1. the remote code exploit claim is false, theres no evidence to support it
2. IE is beta
3. the IE team already knew about the hole just after the beta release was finalised, and it will be patched in the next beta

If you are relying on IE7 for anything, you are an idiot. Its beta software, bugs like this are meant to be found NOW rather than later - it means the beta process is working.

Explanation: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/01/522682.aspx


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 7):
If you are relying on IE7 for anything

I don't need it, If it died I'd be annoyed and a little inconvenienced but It wouldn't be a major problem, and I'm liking it so far, except I turned off the Main menu bar (File, Edit View etc) and can't figure out how to turn it back on at the moment... It's nice, I think I'll keep it



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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Whoops, Got it fixed... This looks nice in fullscreen too... <3 Full screen browsing  hearts 


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Screw IE7.

Firefox 1.5.0.1 is also available now, most users of 1.5 will find Firefox updates itself automatically.

I must check Opera too although I don't use that as much as I should due to incompatability with many secure sites.


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

A screenshot for anyone who's wondering what it looks like

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Brendan03_Xtra/New.jpg

 Smile



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User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 10):
Firefox 1.5.0.1 is also available now, most users of 1.5 will find Firefox updates itself automatically.

That's not a good thing for those on limited bandwidth, I'm gonna uninstall Firefox now... all Firefox is, Is netscape with a new GUI, MOSIAC sucks!

Forever IE.



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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

I hate IE after using Firefox for a while, and I'm certainly not going to download a Beta version of anything from Microsoft. Microsoft products are unreliable as it is without using a Beta version.

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 10):
Firefox 1.5.0.1 is also available now, most users of 1.5 will find Firefox updates itself automatically.

Its interesting how views change - up until recently, automatically updating software was viewed as a negative thing because it had the potential to add code to your install that you might not want.

My Firefox install at work today announced the presence of the update, and so has both my home systems, but I dont recall ever turning this feature on. Its too late now, Firefox will automatically be updated on my next execution of the application.

I can distinctly remember the derision Microsoft got for including the automatic updates feature in Windows, for exactly the above reason even tho it was turned off by default, and yet here we are with firefox doing exactly the same thing and people think its fantastic.


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

looks like a cheap version of Opera....

mike



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

It sucks.

Uninstalled. If anyone wants to uninstall it go to Control Panel->add/remove programs->check "show updates" at the top->Go down to the bottom of your list and you should see it somewhere near Windows XP something or other.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 12):
Forever IE.

I take it "IE" means "inexplicable errors"?  Wink



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

how about going retro!! I mean back to Netscape?
rgds
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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2795 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 2):
yup........been out for about 3 days now.....and already someones found a security hole in it. Why am I not surprised..?

That's nothin'. There have already been security patches developed for Vista, the next Windows operating system that hasn't even been released yet. Hey, Microsoft might be onto something...develope the fixes before the actual product.


User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 17):
I take it "IE" means "inexplicable errors"?

No..

It means Internet Exploder because it causes many crashes upon use...



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User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21496 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

IE is still one of the main causes of Windows vulnerabilities and a major entry portal for malware of any kind. It is very unlikely that the newer version makes a major difference in that respect.

So please avoid!

We don't need more "Help - my Windows PC is infected!" threads in here...!


User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

It looks very interesting. It is a pity they did not make the address bar slightly smaller ( I can't remember the last time I had to enter an address that long into the address bar) and have other buttons in the backward and forward style. Apart from commenting on appearance I cannot comment on anything else as I have not downloaded it.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 21):
We don't need more "Help - my Windows PC is infected!" threads in here...!

You'll probably be getting one from me tomorrow when I wake up and find all my word documents have been deleted.  Wow!


User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2795 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 14):
My Firefox install at work today announced the presence of the update, and so has both my home systems, but I dont recall ever turning this feature on. Its too late now, Firefox will automatically be updated on my next execution of the application.

You can disable the auto update by going to Tools-Options-Advanced. Select "Ask me what I want to do" when updates to Firefox are found.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

i downloaded it also.....its played havoc on some of my applications....grrrr..

it does load MUCH faster than before (and even faster than Firefox, which is my browser I use)......

i guess it will take a little bit of experimenting before I can pass an accurate judgement on it..

that being said, unless Firefox goes down the tubes, I'm going to be sticking with it, as I like it much better than all of the other browsers our there..



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25 Klaus : Well, I hope you won't have to...! Potential hold-off patch: a) switch off network time synchronization b) set system date backwards by a few days c)
26 Post contains images RayChuang : I saw pictures of the current Internet Explorer 7.0 beta and the whole thing reminds me of Maxthon, the "shell" program for IE 5.0 and later. I'm usin
27 Post contains links Hawaiian717 : Enjoy: http://wp.netscape.com/download/archive/client_archive4x.html Firefox 1.5 updates are now such that it will first try to download and install
28 Centrair : Wow. IE? Haven't used it in 4 years. Took Microsoft what...5 years to catch up to Opera, Firefox and Safari. They certainly have some good programmers
29 IRelayer : You couldn't be more wrong. -IR
30 RichardPrice : Its too late for that, it should be set to that by default and NOT automatically download and install.
31 Nighthawk : Actually he is right. Both netscape and firefox both use the mozilla code base, firefox and netscape are nothing more than an interface for this.
32 Itsjustme : Odd, because when I downloaded FF 1.5, the default for automatic downloads was "Ask me what I want to do".
33 Brendan03 : I can't stand automatic updates, Nothing worse than sitting there being confused as to why your bandwidth has bottomed out and you're trying to do wor
34 RichardPrice : On all of mine (two MacOSX installs and two Windows installs), its defaulted to 'Automatically download and install the update', I have never changed
35 Cfalk : Just wanted to report that I've been using the IE7 beta for the past few days, and it's been working fine. No crashes or any other bugs that I've foun
36 Jwenting : I told it to cancel the installation. FF is a piece of crap. Poor security, crappy user interface, slow as hell, terribly poor CSS and Javascript eng
37 Post contains images We're Nuts : Thanks. We pay less and can do more.
38 Post contains links WhiteHatter : For people who fondly remember Netscape, there is also Seamonkey http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/ It's Mozilla based, and might be more attr
39 Post contains images Brendan03 : I've got a Question for those who installed IE7... Anyone tried accessing an FTP server with it? I think Microsoft forgot to put FTP Compatability in.
40 Post contains images UAalltheway : For some reason Microsoft didn't add any FTP client to the IE7 beta. Guess it's time for all of you using the beta to go find other FTP client apps.
41 Itsjustme : You are correct RichardPrice, the default is "Automatically download...". Turns out my roommate changed it from that default to "Ask me what to do" s
42 Post contains images Klaus : You got that wrong... you sometimes pay less, sometimes more, but you certainly need to do more than someone using a proper operating system...! I'd
43 Post contains images Malmoaviation : Firefox For The Win! Seriously IE 7.0 looks great. I would not complain using it.
44 Migfan : Why don't you folks write your own browser? VBE2005 / CS2005 has very compliant and easy web methods. Not too hard... /M
45 IRelayer : Wrong. Firefox (and Mozilla before it) and Netscape were DEVELOPED from Mosaic. The code has largely been rewritten. Firefox is not just a Mosaic wra
46 RichardPrice : Already done it, many years ago. Also, the 'very compliant and easy web methods' in VBE2005 *are* IE (mshtml.dll). All browsers are based on the Mosa
47 RichardPrice : Pity IE is poorer at nearly all of those then, eh? Security - better not mention this in earshot of IE, it will probably beg to execute any code you
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