Future of IE7

By Dave

There are actually still many people that use Internet Explorer, and even I will be interested to see what their new release will have and what it will do. I don’t mean the beta, or anything along those lines. I want to try IE 7 when its 100% ready for the consumer market.

Forget Foo has a great post going over some of the features of IE7. Some I already knew, and others are a little interesting. I know this might be old news to some of the die-hard geeks out there, but I figured it was worth a mention anyways.

Here’s some interesting tidbits about the future of IE7, gathered from some chat session they had with the IE team and assorted other browser/internet geeks and enthusiasts… here’s a summery of a few facts from the session:Windows Internet Explorer 7

1. There are no plans in having “active desktop” support for Internet Explorer 7.
2. No “download manager” will be included in Internet Explorer 7. The “download manager” first appeared in early alpha builds of Windows Vista (previously known as Windows Codename Longhorn). Jason Watters had this to say ? “It is not “too hard”, we just are not able to implement a download manager with the level of high quality that we want in the timeframe of this release.”
3. Internet Explorer 6 will not run alongside Internet Explorer 7
4. A Parental Control feature might be also implanted in Internet Explorer 7.
5. More customize features for tab browsing.
6. There won’t be any custom skins or styles.
7. No Mac support.
8. Web Developer tools might be included in the release of Internet Explorer 7.
9. The installation of Internet Explorer 7 will not be optional during a clean or upgrade of a Windows Vista installation.
10. Internet Explorer 7 won’t include Java.
11. Internet Explorer 7 won’t support Windows 2000.

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