Today marked the first day that Microsoft made the latest version of their Internet Explorer web browser available to the public. Internet Explorer 7 updates the venerable web browser with significant changes to function, interface, aesthetics, and security. One of the most obvious and noteworthy changes is the addition of tabbed browsing, a feature long available in other browsers such as Netscape, Firefox, and Opera. The toolbar has been completely redesigned to allow more virtual real estate for the viewing of web pages. The new favorites function in IE 7 allows users to consolidate favorite websites with their browsing history and RSS feeds, a kind of one stop shop for the things a user does every day. IE 7 also integrates a search box in the latest version of a browser that allows a user to enter a search without opening a search website session. Integrated search has previously been available in other browsers such as Firefox. Following the trend set by other browsers the latest version of IE 7 features integrated RSS feeds. Perhaps most importantly the latest version of IE 7 plugs security holes left open in previous versions of the browser. Specifically, IE 7 introduces a new phishing filter to block out potentially fraudulent websites designed to capture information from unwary Internet shoppers. For complete information about Internet Explorer 7 visit the Microsoft website by clicking here.