Back in May, I passed along word that Microsoft was planning to call the Vista version of its new browser IE7+.
Microsoft has reconsidered that decision. Tony Chor, Group Program Manager, says:
Well, the feedback we got on the blog was overwhelming – many of you didn’t like it. So, as we’ve said on our website, we heard you. I’m pleased to announce that we’re switching the name back to “Internet Explorer 7”. No plus. No dot x. Just “Internet Explorer 7”.
Of course, this is Microsoft we’re talking about, so the official names are ridiculously overcomplicated. The official full names are:
- For Windows XP: “Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP”
- For Windows Vista: “Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista”
I’m just going to call it IE7.