Internet Explorer 7 Released

Good news for those of you who are still stuck in Internet Explorer-land: Internet Explorer 7 was released yesterday.

The UI is still an abomination, but there’s significant improvements to CSS handling, improved security, and (finally) transparency support for PNGs.

Of course, those of us who’ve been using Firefox have enjoyed stuff like this for two-plus years now. But better late than never, eh?

Unfortunately, IE7 is only available for users of Windows XP SP2. So people like me who still use Windows 2000 are out of luck.

Word is that MS is going to push out IE7 as a critical update via Windows Update at some point in the near future, so a very large number of copies of IE6 are soon to vanish from this earth. Thank God for that, anyway.



October 19, 2006
3:21 pm

Being thankful that IE7 replaces IE6 is the same as being happy that the new crazy dictator is only slightly less crazy that the previous one.