October 25, 2006

Microsoft says, 3 million downloads of IE7 in first 4 days.

Microsoft is heralding the launch of Internet Explorer 7 as a success, announcing that the new browser has been downloaded three million times in the first four days. Early next month, customers will begin receiving IE7 automatically, at which time adoption numbers will likely skyrocket.

To promote the launch of IE7, Microsoft has bought up radio spots and employed mobile billboards in 10 cities across the United States. The new browser brings added security, tabbed browsing and built-in RSS support, and is currently available for Windows XP SP2. "Of course, we’re not done with IE7 yet. Next up are the localized versions of IE7 for Windows XP and, of course, IE7 in Windows Vista," said Tony Chor, IE7 group program manager.