IE7 Beta 2

Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by tomed, Feb 2, 2006.

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  1. tomed

    tomed New Member

    Installed it yesterday - thought it was the biggest load of sh1t3.

    If this is the best microsoft can come up with - the browser wars are well and truly over.

    Not content with ripping off Mac for it's GUI, it has now completely ripped off all the great ideas you come to associate with FireFox....

    Disappointing microsoft... disappointing......
     
  2. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

    did the fact that you had to have a valid Windows XP registration to install in the first place not annoy you?
     
  3. tomed

    tomed New Member

    oh yeah!!!

    But what I forgot to mention.... even worse..... the uninstall......

    I uninstalled it (when I eventually found out how...) my IE6 was fooked up.

    If i typed a URL in the address bar, it popped open another window and froze!!!!!

    Had to use system restore to get it back to normal!!!
     
  4. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Dumb question - where can I download it?
     
  5. tomed

    tomed New Member

  6. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

  7. tomed

    tomed New Member

    ehhh..... no....

    I think they have overlooked the whole usability side of things - but it's still in beta so that may well change!
     
  8. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

  9. louie

    louie New Member

    i got it myself a while back, and it gave so much trouble i had to get it off my computer.
     
  10. davidata

    davidata New Member

    no connections

    after all the version is still a beta! so it might be expectable that some functions dont work. i have installed it and uninstalled it. no problems with this.
    but the thing is IE7b would not connect to the web. The same session with other browsers do work. any ideas about security settings? i tried all proxy combinations i can think of...
     
  11. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I had no problems connecting to the net using IE7 beta. It just worked!

    What kind of connection do you have?

    I'm on dsl here and didn't need to make any changes to my setup
     
  12. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    i hear that IE7 will incorporate elements of the netcraft anti-phishing toolbar. Did anybody notice this on their beta?
     
  13. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Yes. I turned it off immediately, but had to tweak my settings even further to make it stay off!

    It's a nice idea to include phishing detection, but it's not exactly an original idea and there are better ways of doing it without forcing it on people.

    I sometimes get the distinct impression that M$ want to really shove the "we're working on security" message down our throats too forcefully. The firewall interface is another example of this. You really feel that you are jumping through hoops to make it behave "sanely"
     
  14. Cormac

    Cormac New Member

    mmm, i must get a look of this pluggin for anti phishing, i did a project on it earlier this year. Don't think it'll work because its only techy people who are aware of phishing and avearge joe barely knows how to use the internet let alone know to react to toolbars in IE.
     
  15. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Well the problem as I see it isn't going to be solved at the browser level.

    Most phishing links are sent out via email, so you need to warn people of suspect links there and not when they've already clicked through to a site
     

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