The Beat Goes On For Internet Explorer
Drum roll, please: Two new builds of Internet Explorer 7--Build 5296, the Beta 2 preview version for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Build 5308, which is part of the February 2006 Windows Vista CTP--have made their debut. These builds of IE7 are safer than before, and the interface is better. But Microsoft hasn't yet advanced the state of the art in Internet browsing.
A New UI
Both versions sport a new user interface. The menu bar is below all other tools and options and is turned off by default in Build 5296, representing a savings in screen real estate. The most often-used options (such as those to do with the page and configurations) can be accessed from a set of drop-down menus appearing at the right end of the row of the browser's tabbed pages. At the left end of the row, you'll notice a few new icons that let you access the new favorites panel, feeds panel, and Quick Tabs. Security Pipeline | Internet Explorer 7--Build 5296, the Beta 2 preview version for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Build 5308
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