Internet Explorer 7 LogoMicrosoft has just released Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). The build number is 7.0.5700.6 but I haven’t had a chance to run it yet to see what might be new.

You may find the release notes page to be useful because it specifies which toolbars are not compatible with IE7. You’ll also find a bunch of other information on there that will probably serve no purpose for you.

This will probably be the last release before the launch which means you need to report any bugs that you find. Enjoy!

Download Internet Explorer 7 RC1 for XP SP2
Download Internet Explorer 7 RC1 for Server 2003 SP1
Download Internet Explorer 7 RC1 for Windows x64

Paul Thurrott has a nice review on IE7 RC1 and says “IE 7 is turning into a stable, reliable and even desirable Web browser.”

Thanks for the tip Oliver!
News Source: Josh’s Windows Weblog