Just a quick post to let anyone who hasn’t heard know that IE 7 has officially been released as a public download after one and a half years in development. The word is that it will be pushed into automatic updates on November 1st.

It should also be noted that Firefox 2 will hopefully be released in the next few weeks, as RC 3 was made available a couple days ago. The version of Firefox 1.5 that shipped was the same as its RC 3, so here’s hoping. Personally, I can’t wait for Firefox 3 and the changes to the Gecko rendering engine (ACID compliance and the like).

On November 1st, half the world will start IE 7 and think “Oooh! The internet’s been upgraded!”