Over six years since the release of IE6, Microsoft has officially released Windows Internet Explorer 7 into the wild. While the 6 year gap is unquestionably disgraceful and sad, this new release will finally provide computer novices with a good standards-compliant browser. The GUI is still far from simple(see graphic below), and security issues are still largely to be determined, but at the very least, this release should alleviate hours and hours of pain and suffering for standards-aware web developers everywhere. An Office Space scene dragging IE6 out into a field and beating the holy hell out of it would be most appropriate.
Today is a good day to review the Browser Dream(2003), as well.