TMCnet Contributing Editor
Microsoft Corp. introduced the latest test version of Internet Explorer called the new beta. According to The Associated Press report, the new beta provides solutions to the problems that forced Internet Explorer 7 to stop working.Microsoft ( News - Alert) unveiled the latest version on Tuesday. Dean Hachamovitch, general manager in charge of Internet Explorer development says they are now offering free downloads to English-language customers.
Microsoft has included more assistance to help people using IE's new browser tab functions. These innovative functions help users view more than one website from within one window, using multiple "tabs".
IE has seen stiff competition from Firefox which already offered tabbed browsing and users who were opting for other browsers, not vulnerable to attacks.
Although this is Microsoft's third beta of Internet Explorer 7, Hachamovitch says they have plans to come up with one more beta.
Users had a tough time with the previous test version when they tried to open banking and news sites. The problem, which occurred because of security changes, has been carefully addressed by Microsoft--enhancing security is complicated and any modification can block legitimate websites.
According to The Associated Press report, the final version of Internet Explorer 7 is likely to be introduced in the second half of this year.
For more information visit: http://www.microsoft.com/ie