Internet Explorer 7 is available now

Today Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Having left IE6 for Firefox I’m now back and am a total convert. Unless you’re a developer or very techy then Internet Explorer 7 totally obliterates Firefox.

The killer feature is of course RSS, sensibly just called feeds. The other major new usability benefit is tabs – which are implemented so much sweeter and neater than Firefox.

RSS feeds in the world’s most popular browser will revolutionise their popularity and uptake. The term RSS will be consigned to the dustbin as normal consumers embrace feeds.

If your website doesn’t use feeds then sort it – now. And if you haven’t already checked that it works with IE7 then tough, you’ve got urgent work to do.

Download it here, or wait until it is pushed your way via Windows automatic update.

IE7 rocks!

 


About Stuart Bruce

International communications consultant and PR trainer specialising in online public affairs, digital corporate communications, online PR and social media; frequent national media commentator and conference speaker.
  • http://thelastman.wordpress.com/ Justin

    I've been playing around with IE7 all morning – and on the face of it it seems to be very good (like having a new toy).

    Like you say, the click for feeds button is very neat and should hold a lot of promise for the popularity and uptake of RSS feeds.

    It also hasn't crashed once yet, which is something i suppose ;-)

  • http://robskinner.typepad.com/my_weblog/ Rob Skinner

    Stuart
    On the face of it, IE7 is a big improvement. But I don't agree that it obliterates Firefox. IE7 doesn't seem to get on with Typepad: I have to keep asking it to allow pop-ups for me to add a link. (There may be a way round this but I haven't found it.) Also, it seems to have trouble recognising the fact I'm already online, and on occasions shuts down my broadband connection when I close IE7. Finally, I like the way Firefox makes it easy to search Wikipedia, Google and Amazon (UK not US!.

    For now, I'll continue flitting between the two browsers.