October 31, 2006
Dear CNET members,
Happy Halloween, everyone! Two weeks ago, Microsoft officially released Internet Explorer 7 for all of us to use. And as soon as it was released, one of our veteran forum moderators, John Wilkinson, posted his handy Internet Explorer 7: Downloads and Notes thread so that our community members can get a better understanding of what to expect from this new browser. (Thanks for that, John!) Now that many of you have started to use this new version of IE, what do you like or dislike about? Is it better than you expected? Do you think it's more secure than previous versions? What new features do you think stand out from the rest? How does it compare to other browsers that you currently use? Please join us in this latest forum discussion, once again, created by forum moderator John.
This week's hot topic:
Internet Explorer 7
Since its official launch, the CNET Community can't stop talking about Internet Explorer 7. When presented with the question: "What do you like or dislike about Internet Explorer 7?", many of you chimed in to tell us what you think of this new browser.
Perplexed by IE 7's navigation controls
"Can someone explain the rhyme and reason for separating the Back and Forward buttons from the Refresh and Stop navigation buttons in IE 7? I had been using the most recent IE 7 public beta version for several months. When the..."
--Submitted by: CNET member tonyny77I liked it at first, but changed my mind
"Like everyone else who first installed IE 7, the format took some getting used to, but it grows on you. But now I am going back to IE 6 as I am getting tired of having to disable my cookie settings in my firewall each time I navigate..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member burner227Who cares?!
"I would guess that the only people who would think IE 7 was something special would be those who have never used any other browser extensively. There is nothing IE 7 can offer that Firefox, Opera, and even the new upstart..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member whoozheSpeak Up!
Here's your chance to tell us what you think of Microsoft's latest browser release, Internet Explorer 7. Do you dig it or do you hate it? Join this hot forum discussion and let us know what you think.
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