Internet Explorer 7.0 Test ride - Know your audience

After checking my Browser stats, I'v noticed a high increase in IE 7.0 users to my directories.

In general it is always a good idea to make sure your page(s) work in the prefered browsers used.
Browser Stats from the first 8 hours of the day on one of my sites:
Internet Explorer 6.0  602 / 85%
Internet Explorer 7.0  38 / 5%
Firefox 1.5  26 / 4%
Firefox 2.0  19 / 3%
Safari  12 / 2%
Firefox 1.0  5 / 1%
Internet Explorer 5.5  3 / 0%
Opera 9.0  1 / 0%
Internet Explorer Mac  0 / 0%
Opera  0 / 0%
Mozilla 1.6  0 / 0%
Netscape 7.0  1 / 0%
Mozilla 1.7  0 / 0%
Netscape 7.2  0 / 0%
Ukendt  0 / 0%
Opera 8.5  0 / 0%
Netscape 7.1  0 / 0%
Firefox 0.10  0 / 0%
Mozilla 1.8  0 / 0%
Konqueror  0 / 0%

My first thought about IE 7.0 is very positive. (remark: I have not read any reviews, bug reports or simular about this browser yet), so its a virgin thoughts.
They have clearly had a keen eye on the other browsers on the market, and imported some of the nice feats out there.
The RSS checker actually helped me restore 3 broken rss feeds I didnt know I had. Thanks 🙂

The speed of my IE 7.0 is quite good, and with multiple windows it is still good.

My normal filebrowsing menu is gone. Hmm, I liked that menu so have to find out how to get it back. I'm sure its no problem as you can custimize this browser quite alot.

I will use this browser for some time now and test, and will report back to this post with my thoughts.

 
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