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 28 May 2005, Vol 8 No. 21

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More Internet Explorer 7 Details

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Internet Explorer 7 I have last provided you with some details on the upcoming Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) in the March 12, 2005 Newsletter. Since then Microsoft has made some additional information public, here a short look at what we know.

IE7 will support transparent PNG Implementation using per-pixel alpha PNGs. This is more important for Web designers then for end users. What it allows developers to do is create partially transparent pixels. Too see an example of how your current browser performs, check out this PNG Transparency test Web site.

IE7 will add tabbed browsing. Many people have been asking for tabbed browsing in IE, and I know a lot of people that have for the reason of not having tabbed browsing in IE switched to FireFox. I myself use the FireFox browser if I know that I'll be going to open lots of Web pages simultaneously (for example while administrating my WindowsBBS Web site). According to an IE7 team member, the tabbed browsing experience in the upcoming IE7 beta will be pretty basic. We should expect additional end-user functionality to come in after the beta.

Tony Schreiner, a developer from the IE team writes in the official IEBlog: "IE7 Beta 1 has most of the core features you expect from a tabbed browser. You are able to open links in a new tab by middle-clicking or Ctrl-clicking links. You can switch between tabs quickly and easily using both the keyboard and mouse. You can control whether tabs open in the background or foreground, or open them in a new window as you always have. This core functionality is largely catch-up to other browsers which support tabs, but a necessary foundation for future work".

There has been no official announcement on when we can expect IE7 Beta 1 to arrive, the only "date" being mentioned is "this summer".

If you want more information, check out the official IEBlog.

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Windows XP's Automated System Recovery (ASR) is an extension to the conventional backup-and-restore. It provides a framework for saving and recovering the Windows XP operating state, in the event of a catastrophic system or hardware failure.

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