Internet Explorer 7

  spikeychris 19:43 30 May 05
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Unless you have XP you ain't gonna be using it. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 will rely on internal security changes from Windows XP Service Pack 2, this means that Windows 2000 users won't be able to run IE7. The company says bringing IE7 to Windows 2000 is too complex because the Windows 2000 OS doesn't feature certain security features.

Beta news has a page click here

  Andybear 20:09 30 May 05

I'e got XP but Service Pack 2 messed up my system so it was uninstalled. Looks like I'll be sticking with IE6.

  spikeychris 20:14 30 May 05

SPII will be the base line for M$, You can't blame them, they need a platform to build on.

  Joe R 20:24 30 May 05

spikeychris,

I'll give it a try when the full version is available, but unless there is considerable improvement, I'll be sticking with firefox.

  octal 20:32 30 May 05

I can't seemed to get through on your link, it returns no data on page, the site is there because it returns its address when I ping it.

I don't use Windows, but I want to be nosey :-)

Paul.

  De Marcus 20:33 30 May 05

I'm willing to bet that Ms has invested heavily in IE7 to bring it in line (or at least up to date with, if not ahead) with the likes of mozilla, opera, etc. Tabbed browsing is one thing I miss whilst using IE6 and I'm sure it'll be a welcome edition to all Ie users as ell as the rest of the improvements. So I for one will definetely be using IE7 when it's fully released.

  spikeychris 20:38 30 May 05

Note that Firefox will not work with Windows 95, note also that FF is a third party ap with just itself to worry about. I would hate to implement software in todays market.

Paul the address is http: //www .betanews.com/article/Microsoft_No_IE7_for_Windows_2000/1117464807

  octal 20:49 30 May 05

Thanks Chris,

Still no go, its probably NTL playing silly devils again. I even tried http: //www .betanews.com/ and its still the same. I don't want to hijack your thread with this problem, I'll try it at work tomorrow.

  spikeychris 21:08 30 May 05

Paul type beta news into Google then in the search bar copy this Microsoft_No_IE7_for_Windows_2000/1117464807

  octal 22:44 30 May 05

Chris, I've tried all the links to betanews.com, even through Google, but nothing works. I've tried elinks browser, being a text browser, it opens virtually anything, also been into my Win98SE partition but it still doesn't work. So I still think its a problem with my ISP.

What is strange I can ping it:

PING click here (140.99.102.70) 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from phoenix.betanews.com (140.99.102.70): icmp_seq=31 ttl=52 time=157ms

64 bytes from phoenix.betanews.com (140.99.102.70): icmp_seq=32 ttl=52 time=162ms

64 bytes from phoenix.betanews.com (140.99.102.70): icmp_seq=33 ttl=52 time=158ms

As I say, I don't want to hijack your thread, I'll ask if anyone else has a problem in Help Room.

  De Marcus 22:54 30 May 05

If it's any help I can get on the site fine, IE6.

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