IE7 is finally out of Beta. Like a lot of folks, I ran the Beta on test machines and have been waiting for the final version. I took the plunge Friday and installed the final version of IE7 on my main production machine, and so far, it works great!
Tabbed browsing (as in Firefox) is sweet. And I love the ability to simultaneously open multiple ‘home’ pages at the start of the day (http://companyweb, the blog, etc.). The search box in the top right rocks. All good things aside, there is still one ‘weirdism’ that has persisted. IE7 still renders WordPress pages odd at times, specifically; bullets don’t show up half the time. It does this on XP & Vista, but it’s only a minor annoyance. Anyway, here’s the low-down:
- Processor – 233 MHz or faster (Pentium recommended)
- OS – Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (32 or 64-bit)
or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
- RAM – 87 MB (for IE, 168-218 for 64-bit systems)
- Display – Super VGA 800×600 x 256 colors
(Nope, no Windows 98, ME or XP SP1 support because they are dead).
- Download Internet Explorer 7
- Available Add-ons for IE7:
- Must-Have Add-ons for IE7:
Important Internet Explorer 7 info for the SBS space:
- Do we really need a patch for this? – Susan Bradley
- Running IE7 on XP and need to import the self-signed cert? – Susan Bradley
- Be Ready for Automatic Update Distribution of IE7 by November 1, 2006 – IE Blog