I think that in a month or so, almost all IE 6 will be upgraded to IE 7. I get the feeling that its gona be better.

Frans said on October 19, 2006

On Microsofts' website:

"Got a minute? Get familiar with the improvements made to Internet Explorer 7 that can help make your everyday tasks easier."

I don't need a minute, not even a second: I've been using FireFox the last couple of year(s), Internet Explorer 7 offers nothing new ....

Michael Jackson said on October 19, 2006

So what should I do now? Do you think it's safe to just leave IE6 behind? After all, from my experimenting, IE7 and IE6 are two very different beasts. It would be a major headache to try and support them both.

Tobie Langel said on October 19, 2006

@ Michael Jackson: I'm afraid you will still have to support both for a while.

On the other hand, if you haven't already done so, I guess you can completely drop support of IE5.5 now, it can definitely be considered a thing of the past.

Dustin Diaz said on October 19, 2006

Let's not forget the auto-updates that will start near the beginning of November. That will be even better. I am really liking Microsoft right now for finally moving past IE6 and having done a good job with IE7.

Kevin Hall said on October 19, 2006

@Terrill Dent: What version of Dreamweaver are you using? I've seen reports of this on other sites and that's a real problem if you lose all your FTP info. I'm not sure yet if everyone is having this problem or if it is an occasional occurrence.

For my part I'm still concerned with finding the way to setup a reliable standalone IE6 so I don't need two machines for testing. All the methods I've found have some nasty bug reports and broken functionality in the standalone.

Jason Kataropoulos said on October 20, 2006

@ Frans: Its not a question of which is better. We, as website makers need to support all major browsers in order to keep visitors comming.

Richard Resall said on October 20, 2006

@Heart: how in the hell em i supposed to support all version of IE when designing, specially when most of the CSS hacks dont work anymore...

Easy: stop hacking and use conditional stylesheets.

WD Milner said on October 20, 2006

IE7 has only been out 2 days already a security vulnerbility has been found (an unfixed bug in IE6 reported last April) Very encouraging </irony>

Jonathan Snook said on October 20, 2006

WD: They've already tried to address the issue on the IE Blog. I think a bigger deal was made of this because IE7 just came out.

Arzt said on October 21, 2006

I?′m wondering why you can download the new IE from yahoo a few hours before it was available from MS....

Jeff Davis said on October 22, 2006

@Terrill: I've experienced the same problems with losing ftp login info while using IE7 betas. I haven't had the problem with this final release, yet. Adobe addresses the issue here.

Matthew Babbs said on October 23, 2006

The explanation for that security vulnerability seems to be that people shouldn't blame the browser for providing a way to attack another program. Hmmm...

IE6 is still going to be around for a while (IE7 is XP-only, businesses will take their time upgrading anyway, and so on), but just maybe IE5/5.5 can finally be pensioned off.

Whatever would we do without IE to keep life interesting?

BXT said on October 23, 2006

I think Firefox 2 beats IE 7. It has all features and even more.

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