Tuesday, February 15, 2005

IE7 Here We Come

It appears that MS is listening after all to the noise being generated by Fire Fox. As traffice to this blog shows, Firefox is making real inroads into IE's market share. The hit stats for this blog indicate over 35% usage of Firefox, with IE 6 at 58%.

Bill Gates is using the RSA Security show to announce a new version of IE. To be dubbed IE7, a beta is to be released this summer, with release "when the product is ready". IE7 is meant to be a major release focusing on security and usability. Security issues to be tackled in IE7 include phishing, malware, and spywaare. There is no news yet of precisely what will be in it, but from the demo I saw recently, browsers tabs do seem to be included! :-)

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