This is the first major release of the IE browser since Windows XP was introduced back in 2001. It includes a radically different interface, with a lot of great new features and other improvements.
Some of the new improvements in the browser include: security protection, a redesigned user interface, and a development platform. Below is a high level list of the major new features:
- Phishing Filter (reports if a web site is not who it really is)
- RSS Reader (allows you to read RSS feeds in the browser)
- Tabbed browsing (open multiple web pages in a single window)
- Toolbar search box (quickly search from the toolbar)
- Advanced printing (optimized web page printing)
- Security Status Bar (displays different colors in the status bar to notify you how safe the web site might be)
- Privacy Cleaner (quickly deletes your browser cache, cookies, and other data that might contain personal information)
- And more...