Today, Microsoft will unveil Internet Explorer 7 by releasing a “preview” beta version of the Web browser to the public for testing, CNET News.com reports.
Internet Explorer 7 is still being developed, but Microsoft says it will be available for download in the near future on the Internet Explorer section of its corporate website. Microsoft began testing in July and has promised to make the public beta version available by April.
“The big update is that it’s public,” said Margaret Cobb, group product manager for Internet Explorer. “All previous releases were limited.”
The most recent release only works with the Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed, but it has many new features including improved security and privacy protections. The current version also allows users to easily wipe clean their browsing histories, making it simpler to discard cookies, passwords and form data in a single click.