Internet Explorer 7

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Tech
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/ie7betaredirect.mspx

You can now download IE 7 from Microsoft.
There are 74 comments:
Male 986
plus, it has WAY too many security stuff... im using it right now... cant even go on the video "thanksgiving from space"
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Male 986
Damn, i just started using FireFox... now the Firefox-lookalike version of IE comes out...
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Male 1,425
^ yea that is pretty cool....don`t like this version though ie 6 forever..until this gets better at least..
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Male 637

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And if this isn`t the coolest damned feature ever :-P

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Male 637
Whoaaa, when you press control and spin the wheel it makes the whole page (pictures, scroll bar and all) smaller/bigger. That`s pretty interesting.
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Male 637
I`m at my dad`s house, he uses IE so I downloaded it. I won`t be able to download it at my house.. XP will most likely come up as not being genuine.
I use Firefox there anyway.

But the fonts are all smooth.. it`s weird. I don`t know if I like it or not.

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Male 107
wolfiewolf,

1) Id love to see you try to sue Bill Gates and go bankrupt

2) Brat???

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Male 107
I dont care much for this version, its ok but Im dissappointed. In fact it made me switch to Firefox.
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Female 578
hehehe microsoft is trying to fight the competition
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Male 378
cant be arsed downloading it, its BETA
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Male 10,440
I am using firefox to post this comment.

I saw this coming. Microsoft knew that unless they did something radical everyone would use firefox and they`d be out of the running. Naturally releasing a better version of IE is the best thing to do. IE7 sounds impressive but Ive yet to test it. This is one of those "add to favourites" and use it later things.

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Male 278
wow firefox is alot better (im using it now :). but didnt microsoft steal the tab idea off mozilla?
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Male 424
sayboo2agoos: Get firefox, problem solved, i think that you can see by the other posts here that almost everything thinks that firefox is better, that is becasue of 1 reason.
It is, so please just download Firefox, you will be more happy
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Male 1
Hello
i had IE 6 and i installed this version and it was crap!!!! please can someone tell me how to get rid of it. not the add remove programs and look for a update cause ive tried that it doesn`t work !! Please !
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Female 335
People need to know there are other possibilites out there.. If you like IE fine. But doesn`t it kind of seem silly to use something inferior, when there are other better browsers out there for little to no cost?

Wouldn`t make sense as a consumer to get something better that`s "practically free" than use what you have now?

It`s not a hard decision.

I understand that the occasional webpage won`t come up in other browsers. But if you get a bunch of errors using something besides IE, it`s more than likely it`s Windows fault anyway.

The operating system is about as good as the browser.

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Female 335
How can someone NOT get spy and ad-ware on their computer using IE explorer? There are two possibilities.
One - You have no anti-spyware programs on your computer. You computer isn`t slow yet so you assume you have none (idiot).
or Two - you have some lame A** anti-spyware program that doesn`t work.
Listen, I got my own copy of Windows XP (actually someone gave it to me as a present, but I needed an OS) with the updates and everything a week ago. I ran a spyware check TODAY and some 40 items of spyware was on my computer already. And no, I don`t surf porn or go to weird sites that you would typically think have spyware.
If you say you dont have spyware, have no anti-spyware program, and use Internet Explorer, you`re full of BS.
Thank you.
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Male 30
Well, it didn`t take long for the first flaw to be found. Way to go Microsoft! Nice. The article can be found at eWeek. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,191...
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Female 32
I never usually use IE (opera is more my style) but I wanted to try this. It totally wrecked my system- nothing would work! Had to use system restore to get it running again. My McAfee packed in completely coz of it.
Won`t be trying it again thank you very much
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Male 316
xxtwist3dxx, what do you mean you cannot open two windows of IE? You must be talking about Beta 1 which had a lot of problems. Beta 2 fixed a bunch of things. You can open two windows now. And for everyone claiming "Omg it crashed my computer," what in the world? Are you on Service Pack 2 of XP? IE7 is designed for XP and shouldn`t crash. I`ve used it for awhile without a single crash. And crashing your computer and have to do a full system restore? You are an idiot, just pick a restore point from yesterday...

Some people ahte Microsoft so much that they judge their products now and will say anything to put their name bad. I bet a bunch of you think Vista sucks too, don`t you?

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Male 278
i might actually try ff for the first time in my life.
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Female 3,562
Wow, that`s stolen a LOT from other programs. I swear that gear symbol comes straight from the current Mac operating system. Also, there`s a lot that`s been around a while and they`re finnally catching up. Maybe I`ll download it once it`s released officially.
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Female 216
I love Firefox. I LOVE my extentions, I love the search feature, I love the automatic wiki lookups.

Besides, IE is too slow. I don`t even want to waste my time downloading IE7, it will just try to change all of my default setting from Firefox to it and irritate the hell out of me.

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Female 138
I`ve had this version of IE for a while and I have never used it again because you can no longer open two complete windows at once without the first closing. It is also very slow and crashes frequently. I`ll stick with my Firefox =)
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Male 651
i downloaded the first beta version a few months and it screwed my computer. i`ll stick with firefox.
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Male 372
Haha. 5 minutes on this thing and I`m already pissed off at it. It simply WILL NOT leave me alone about my security settings. I have custom settings which are apparently "too low" for IE, so every time I load a new page it loads this orange bar on top, warning me of that. I FU*KEN KNOW, DAMMIT.

Besides, my FF runs faster, has extensions (I LOVE Foxytunes), and I generally like it better. It`s a *little* bit better than IE6, but not enough to be worth the switch.

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Male 730
yeah, i dont really have any actual problems with internet explorer, so im just going to stick with it. yeah. is that stupid?
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Male 21
bcanne, i use firefox, and no it isn`t hole free, nothing is. But the holes arn`t nearly as big and what gets through(at least in my experience) is totally harmless. Plus that and I hate microsoft cause I got a faulty OS from them (on this computer that i use now) and they won`t replace it. Ironically the fault in it is that i can`t install microsoft products like MS office or use windows update to get SP2......
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Male 62
**that last word is Fu(k tard
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Male 62
firt off, fire fox isnt the ultimate web browser, you can`t just be sying stuff like that, you have no facts to back that up, firefox bring the ultimate is an exaggeration, and secondly, you still need to run ad-aware and antivirus and stuff, because firefox isnt completely `hole` free, if you think that you don`t need to run those program you are just an udderly incompetent fcktrad
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Male 73
fire fox... is the ulitmate web browser opera is second and ie is waaaaaaayyy last... ie is so full of holes and crap annoyin as hell! save time with ff because you dont need to run addaware or other crap like that.
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Male 889
sticking with firefox...
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Male 26
i`m posting this from IE 7 Beta 2. Until yesterday, I had been using Firefox ever since I learned it existed, but I`m giving IE a try. I think it looks WAY better than Firefox (i quite like how they`ve cleaned it up), the "quick tabs" thing is really cool, and it is fast. However, searching is still a pain in the ass, and I miss quite a few plug-ins from Firefox. And there`s no denying: firefox is safer. I don`t care why, but it just is. But for now, I haven`t seen any problems with this new version (as to the crashing, mind you, it is Beta. that means it probably will crash once in a while). It is, at the very least, a worthy adversary for Firefox, which IE 6 never ever was.
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Male 91
hey, im not sayign that you should stop using IE. people use it and they love it. im just saying that with the research me, a few friends, and a teacher discovered, it just makes it that much harder to use IE. i wish i still had the excell file we did with checkups each week. we ran a spyware check every week and wrote down how many items we had. oh i wish i had access to that. i`d post it for you guys so you could see the results for yourselves. one thing we wanted to do was test opera. but at that time it was charge to use so we decided not to bother. but now that its free i`d like to go back and redo the tests on my own. see how opera and firefox stand up. ive used opera and its great. lots of good things goin for it. its just not for me at this time. so nothing bad against opera there. and to the person who was talkign about hackers, windows puts so many backdoors into their software that it is virtually a playground for hackers. so if i dont have to i wont use windows stuff.
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Male 1,407
Nope, still not switching back.
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Male 289
(In reference to what asquared said. I wanted to quote it, but that put it over the char limit)

See there, that was cool. A statement, and facts to back it up. Good job. Oh, main reason for this post? I just wanted to clarify, I`m not an IE fan. I use firefox, for two reasons, the security (mentioned above in a asquared`s post) and the really nice plugins that exist for it. Lemme put it this way, one of my most used websites for keygens and cracks is completely spyware infected. You don`t even have to accept anything, you just go there, and you`re infected. (I have no idea how they do it, I always thought you had to at least accept something or click ok). But I go there all the time with firefox, never even knew it had spyware issues, it has alot of content, so I liked it. I go there with IE, on a completely fresh, newly set up, never been used before Panasonic Toughbook laptop. A laptop for display at the computer sales shop I work in. BAM! Spyware up the wazoo. Crapsticks

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Female 59
Gee, Microsoft, tabs ARE a brilliant idea.
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Male 536
But I dont really care more about firefox or IE ive switched back and forth over the years
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Male 536
As long as your not a dumbass on your computer you should get 0 spyware with Firefox or IE. I use IE and I have no spyware.
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Male 181
firefox is 10x faster and more secure.
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Male 146
Um geeks.....its only a web browser. Using Firefox doesn`t make you cool! I use IE because it seems to work fine, as long as it displays the porn, its good enough for me.
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Male 337
Still doesnt comply with w3c standards, I see a boycott from developers who will just stop caring about how IE decides to render pages and program for compliant browsers only. We`ll see how fast IE will become a low grade browser that gets ignored as soon as windows is installed.
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Male 182
wow cool. internet explorer sucks more than...lots of things. firefox, people. FIREFOX!
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Female 206
ok. to the people who are going "blah blah but IE is the most-used browser":

you`re forced to use it. it`s a major part of the windows system. you can`t delete it. it`s most-used out of tricking people, not that it`s a good browser.

but all this dosn`t matter to me. i use a mac.

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Male 11,739
IE is the most popular browswer because it`s already installed and most people are too lazy or stupid to compare it to other browsers. I have to use it for some of the work I do, the sites only work in IE (which sucks). But the rest of the time I use Firefox. It seems to be faster, more reliable, and has more features.

I`ve beta tested some MS software in the past, even an OS or two. I would never beta test an MS product again unless I had a machine that was only used for stuff like that, with a backup data drive. I had too many problems with the beta software. It just isn`t worth risking losing everything on my system.

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Male 10,115
I can`t believe they didn`t improve the page search (control-F). This is SO much better in Firefox, I thought for sure they`d address that issue.
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Male 2
more reason to hate Microsoft? I got this and that poo just crashed my computer, i need to do a full system restore....Im gonna sue Bills ass til he bleeds.... all my files are gonna be gone thanks to that brat
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Female 80
whats firefox?? ive lived with IE all my life
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Male 139
Can Any One Help Me Out Ere Well Ere It Is Now It Keeps On Asking Me to connect to the innernet
when ime allredy on can some send me a email and help me [email protected]
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Male 224
IE barley works on my computer, its slow and crappy, I`ll just stick with Safari.
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Male 225
Ok i have never actually understood this i know its a web browser but what is Firefox
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Female 335
That`s the whole problem with IE! Everyone uses it! Therefore, if anyone wants to make spyware and adware.... it`s mostly likely compatible with IE.

The only reason IE may seem like it has less problems than the other programs in the beginning is because it`s made my Microsoft, and most people use Windows, which is also made by Microsoft. It goes down the crapper from there.

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Male 1,882
I still use IE every now and then*, I actually use Firefox for most every page.
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Male 1,882
I think even if you like Firefox, it is worth a try. I still use IE because some pages just don`t work properly with Firefox.

Keep in mind that this is a pre-release. They should have most of the bugs out of the browser, but some may be present, and many, many security holes probably will be present.

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Male 10,115
I downloaded it, and it crashed within 15 minutes. It`s a big improvement. I`m not switching from Firefox because (1) It`s got nothing about it that`s better than FF and (2) FF has lots of great extensions that I don`t want to give up.
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Male 951
Definitely Opera here also. Firefox is so bloody slow, buggy, and overrated in comparison. The only advantage Firefox has is more plug-ins.

Oh, and as to the topic: if Microsoft really "listened to their customers", an option to disable automatic popups (which frankly should never even have existed) should have been in place right from the beginning. But they knew full well how much that feature was hated and kept it anyway, catering instead to the net-based businesses that wanted it there. They only implement features that are completely for the user`s benefit when they`re forced to, kicking and screaming. (In this case years late, only after tons of third-party products and competing browsers made popup-blocking widely available.)

And that`s just one very tame example. Plenty of others for those inclined to do their homework and really read up on the company. (I actually used to be a proponent of theirs, back in the Linux Hype day.) Microsoft can burn in hell.

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Male 2,216
Yeah, I prefer opera (with the skin Operatic Orbit, in purple!).

However this shouldnt be on I Am Bored, its not anything interesting, its just a Microsoft advert.

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Male 664
Opera, anyone?
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Male 316
YouG, it could very well be a reason. However, if more and more people switch to Firefox, then who becomes a target? Who might not be prepared? I think IE is the safest way to go as long as you have the latest security updates and Service Pack 2 installed. There has only be a few things that slipped from the internet to my computer that McAfee picked up.
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Male 2,519
Well, isn`t "not being a target by hackers" a factor why people choose firefox over IE then?
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Male 316
asquared, that may be the case but IE has been greatly improved and has gotten rid of many of the loop holes. And consider this. IE is one of the most used explorers. A hacker wants to get the most computers infected quickly. Would he go and try and take advantage of loop holes in Firefox, or IE? IE is a target because it is being used by the most people. Couldn`t that have been a factor in why so much spyware was on the computer?
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Male 316
I have yet to see why Firefox is better, nor any explanation as to why people think Firefox is better...
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Male 91
i hate ie because it killed my sister and raped my father. but seriously. im school we did tests, and we built 2 computers, same specs. one had firefox and thuunderbird, one had IE and outlook. no spyware filters on either. no antivirus stuff. we went to the same sites on both over the school year, at the end of the year, the one with IE was so slow it was painfull. the one with fire fox has slowed down a little, but it was still going faster than the one with ie. we did spyare scans, and over the 9 months of school, the computer with IE had over 7000 peices of spyware, and the computer with firefox only had about 2500. so IE lets stuff through and really, firefox is cooler with all the extenstions. i used to be like you ibigfire. i used to be a devout IE fan. but now i prefer firefox. and its for these reasons. so unless they can patch the backdoors in all of the programs they produce, i wont use em.
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Male 1
Yes, I have never understood why people hate IE. IE is by far the most used Internet Browser. Firefox and opera cause problems on my PC and IE doesn`t. The new IE is brilliant.
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Male 289
Don`t flame unless you can back it up... I hate Microsoft just as much as you, maybe more, for reasons I can`t explain due to legal reasons, but try it first and back up why you hate it, or you just look like an idiot.
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Male 151
Haha, not a chance in all Hell.
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Male 316
Wow, everybody is so quick to jump to conclusions without downloading IE. First off, IE is very good, and 7 finally gets IE up and above Firefox and the others. This version proves that Microsoft is listening about what the consumer wants. It is still Beta, so things are likely to get even better. And BTW, it took awhile to get a link up here! I`ve had it for a few weeks now, and am loving it. Please, somebody who doesn`t like IE7, tell me what it lacks?
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Male 12
Po000oP!!
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Male 120
My favorite thing to do when I`m bored is to download crappy software from Microsoft...I`m never THAT bored.
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Male 2,720
... but thanks for the link buddy.
I give the link itself 3 stars. The thing at the end of the link: 1 star.
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Male 2,720
I`m gonna stick with FireFox. But thanks anyway.


IE, I`ll only use if I HAVE to, and even then, I am bitter about it.

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Male 1,348
I dont use Internet Exploder thank you very much :-P
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Male 579
IE sucks, this one might not but it isnt out yet and is still beta, so this is there second chance.
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Male 35
This is actually a great idea by Microsoft (releasing IE7 prior to the worldwide Vista launch). This way a lot of security holes can be made out and patched up, by the time Vista launches. They should do the same with Outlook too.
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Male 10,115
Link: Internet Explorer 7 [Rate Link] - You can now download IE 7 from Microsoft.
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