Neowin reported today that Microsoft released to the public a preview version of their next browser, Internet Explorer 7.

Dubbed “Public Preview” the release includes tabbed browsing, page zoom, tab groups, RSS support and improved printing support.

Amongst the many new features, tabbed browsing will allow customers to manage multiple web pages within one session of a browser. Firefox, an open source rival, has long intergrated this functionality by default but now Microsoft is catching up this may lure many users back to the Microsoft browser. RSS is a heavy new feature of IE7 allowing users to “syndicate” feeds from various sites. Microsoft is expected to deliver the final version of Internet Explorer 7 at the end of the year alongside Windows Vista.

They also note that this preview is currently only available on Windows XP SP2.

Source: Neowin.net – Microsoft IE7 Beta 2 Public Preview
Download: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Public Preview

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