Microsoft´s next version of Internet Explorer will tackle many of the criticisms levelled at the current version, especially over security, says the head of Microsoft´s Internet Explorer division. Internet Explorer 7 is currently out in its second beta version, with the final version due for release in the second half of this year. It´s the first significant update of the browser since version 6 was released in 2001.
Once ubiquitous, version 6´s market share has slowly been eroded by open-source rival Firefox, which many surfers find easier to use and more secure – though it still commands about 85 per cent of the market.
Microsoft´s group program manager for Internet Explorer, Tony Chor, detailed the browser´s new features during the Webstock web design conference in Wellington last week.Read Full Story