Well, I Called That One
Microsoft’s IEBlog confirms: IE7 won’t be available for Windows 2000.
It should be no surprise that we do not plan on releasing IE7 for Windows 2000. One reason is where we are in the Windows 2000 lifecycle. Another is that some of the security work in IE7 relies on operating system functionality in XPSP2 that is non-trivial to port back to Windows 2000.
So like I predicted back in February, if you’re not running XP with Service Pack 2, upgrading to IE7 will only cost you $100.
Or you could, you know, just download Firefox today for free, rather than waiting and paying to get IE7 tomorrow…