IE7.0 Beta released....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

  2. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    Just a word of warning. Don't expect this to work - it might break your system. It's still in beta and probably unstable and as IE is essentially part of the Windows Operating System if it goes wrong it could have a terminal effect on your machine's code.

    If you really want to try it out back everything up first otherwise you risk losing it.
  3. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    It's also a good idea to set a restore point on your PC before you download a major program
  4. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Knowing Microsoft it may well do that even when it's an official full release:mad: ; I only installed IE6 about 6 months ago once I was confident they'd sorted all the bugs.
  5. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    I'll be sticking with Firefox then!
  6. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    I agree, after 6 motnhs on Firefox, I'll never go back to IE.

    As you can see here Link IE 7 has already caused snags straight from its launch
  7. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    But it hasn't been "launched". Beta means that it isn't finished yet - it's not even in the last round of testing. While I am not particularly found of IE (I'm using Firefox right now), it still commands about 85% of the market share, and therefore cannot be ignored by those of us developing web-based apps. Beta testing is all about letting the heavy users find bugs that wouldn't be found through in-house testing, and getting feedback on new features. A beta test that found no bugs wouldn't be a very good test.

    Micro$oft has been very open (for them) with their development plans for this version, and early indications are that they have made great strides toward being compliant with the W3C recommendations, although in their own way. The "real" IE 7 will probably debut with Windows Vista.
  8. cujo_134

    cujo_134 Member

    Ok so I've gotten the beta version, and I'm not too fond of it. But it doesn't appear on my add/remove programs to uninstall and when i try to return to the old version, it won't let me install it because a newer version is already installed. Any suggestions (other than using firefox)?
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    hmmmm .... try "open add/remove programs, then check the "show updates" at the top. it's listed near the bottom to uninstall."
  10. cujo_134

    cujo_134 Member

    Thanks, that seems to have worked.
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - glad to hear that!
  12. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Does anyone have any positive experiences of this release...? I haven't tried it yet, so would appreciate any comments or thoughts...
  13. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    YES! ive been using it on one of my machines and havent had any probs at all! its v quick, and a big improvement on what i had before