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Microsoft announces Internet Explorer 7.0, hopes to slow Fir

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by ovi, Feb 16, 2005.

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    Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, yesterday announced plans for a new version of the world's most widely used Web browsing software, Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has taken a beating recently, loosing some of its market share to the Mozilla, Firefox browser, which although not 100% perfect has been hailed as the greatest thing since slice bread. Firefox has been downloaded 25 million times since launch late last year. I think it is safe to assume Firefox had something to do with this push for a new browser from Microsoft. Internet Explorer 7.0 will offer stronger, built-in security features. Closing security holes will be at the forefront of the new browser, which will come with software to fight viruses and spyware, the Wall Street Journal said Wednesday. "Microsoft's new browser will be available early this summer in a test version and will include new levels of security," Gates said, including features for fighting spyware and identity-theft scams called phishing. Internet Explorer 7.0 also will be built into the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system expected in 2006 and code-named Longhorn. The new browser, Internet Explorer 7.0, would require that Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is installed on your system.

    Source: ployer.com

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