If you are a regular reader of the Internet Explorer team's blog then
you should know that
IE7 Beta 2 Preview is now available.
I've used it for about 10 minutes now and I'm still having difficulty
getting used to the changes in the user interface. They seem like
rather gratuitous changes to me, the browser now seems unfamiliar
although I assume that I'll eventually get used to the new look and
feel. My main interest was in checking out the RSS support in the
browser and so far I've been unsatisfied by the experience. Below is a screenshot of
what it looks like when subscribed to a feed.
The general RSS reading experience is rather unsatisfactory. There
are so many features I take for granted from using RSS Bandit that I
find the RSS experience in IE 7 to be disappointing. No search
folders, no aggregated views of items within a category, no ability to
flag items, no options to email an item or post it to my favorite
social bookmarking site.
I couldn't even figure out how to mark individual items as read or
unread. I found it to be pretty unusable as a replacement for my
current RSS reader.
For some reason since upgrading to IE 7, all the HTML
mail in Outlook now hurts my eyes to look at. Does IE 7 flip on
ClearType by default or something?