Microsoft re names IE7+
I noted at the end of May that the version of IE that will be in Windows Vista will be called "Internet Explorer 7+". Well it seems the IE Team has changed their mind and have dropped the "+". Says Group Program Manager Tony Chor:
"I had mentioned a while back that we planned to call the version of IE7 in Windows Vista “Internet Explorer 7+”. Well, the feedback we got on the blog was overwhelming – many of you didn’t like it. So, as we’ve said on our website, we heard you. I’m pleased to announce that we’re switching the name back to “Internet Explorer 7”. No plus. No dot x. Just “Internet Explorer 7”.» Microsoft re-names IE7… to IE7 | Web 2.0 Explorer | ZDNet.com Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 6th August 2006 1:26AM
Specifically, here are the official full names:
* For Windows XP: “Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP”
* For Windows Vista: “Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista”
Those can be a bit of a mouthful, so you’ll see us using the shorter “Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP” and “Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista” when we need to refer a platform-specific feature (like Protected Mode in Windows Vista).
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