I just have to say it... Right now I'm using the IE 7 RC1 in a Dell Inspiron\n8200 with 1GB RAM and P-4 Mobile, and it works great. Faster, efficient and\nso far less cluttering in toolbar space than Firefox (latest version). So far\nno problems. Not even those mentioned in the forums. True, I did experience\nsome minor issues with McAfee Site Advisor and Windows Live Toolbar (by the\nway, don't use them combined they are incompatible); but so far who needs\nextra toolbars when IE 7 RC1 offers the same? Okay, don't get me wrong, I'm\nnot saying is perfect, but it does offer huge advantages over IE 6 and in my\nopinion over Firefox.\n\nFirst, let's start with velocity... On my laptop IE 7 RC1 was faster than\nFirefox. At the time IE7 ended, Firefox was still loading images and showing\nempty spaces. Of course, this could depend of the site or the connectivity.\nUsing broadband or EVDO shows IE7 loading quite faster than IE6; but in dial\nup connections, velocity will be affected by the phishing filter. Anyway, you\ncan do the phishing filter manually.\n\nSecurity... I love the fact that's is easier and more secure than IE6! Even\nbetter is that after installing it I have seen a complete improvement on my\ni8200 in terms of internet memory usage, stability and no more empty\n"about.html" each time I closed the browser. Even McAfee Internet Security 7,\nWindows Defender, System Mechanic 6, Lavasoft Adware and SpywareBlaster are\nworking perfectly with it.\n\nApplications... Well, I have heard problems with Windows Live Messenger, but\nin my case that hasn't happen. Live Messenger, Office 2003, Outlook Express,\nFrontpage 2003, Nvu, Microsoft Time Zone, Visual Express 2005, Encarta 2004,\nQuicktime, Adobe Reader 7.0... are just some of the programs that I have used\nto see if they can update or work with IE7 RC1. None of them reported any\nproblems. I did however saw a problem with Freshdevices Freshdownload which\naccording to IE7 security's is not certified or something like that. Anyway,\nI'm now using Free Download Manager which is compatible with IE7. In short,\nIE7 does have a stronger security and perhaps that was the problem behind\nFreshDownload, Site Advisor and others. Perhaps is only about security\nsettings, since mine are in their default state.\n\nSearch Engines... What can I say? I love them! I love even more the variety,\nand it was about time to have it in IE7! Firefox have it, but hey, is open\nsource that means everyone can look at it. Nonetheless, it will be great to\nsee more providers in the future and not only limited to IE7's regional\nlocation (If you have a IE7 in spanish there are less providers than IE7 in\nenglish). By the way, if you look at Windows Vista Beta 2 IE7 is more stylish\nthat Xp's version. Another thing, I was surprised to see that IE7 alerts you\nif a provider is available on certain site, like longhornblogs.com.\n\nToolbar... Although I do miss the old IE6 version, IE7's toolbar put the\nmost common tools right at your hands without taking too much view space.\nFinally the print feature works perfectly differently from Beta 2. Sadly it\ncan't be customized as IE 6 but at least it seems more secure.\n\nIs all about looks... And IE7 RC1 looks pretty well. So well that in my\nopinion, it leaves other browsers in Stone Age. The "loading graphics", the\nIE7 icon and in general, everything looks modern and yet organized. Of\ncourse, this is only a matter of taste.\n\nThankfully, I didn't have any problems with flash applications or by browser\ncrash. Sorry by not be specific, but IE7 does work under my working\nconditions. None the less, I have found something peculiar and is not about\ninternet-related but with the folder icons inside a cd. After installing IE7\nRC1 the folders are no longer the "yellow classic" in any cd but rather they\nhave an "e" icon for IE7. I can access them without problems, but sometimes\nthis behavior occurs with CD-RW/Rs but not with CD-ROMs. After some time,\nthey return back to normal. I don't know if this is a bug or part of the new\nsecurities so it will be interesting to check it out. Other than that, it has\nbeen a great experience and I looking forward to IE 7 Final version.\n\nHere are some specs:\n\nDell Inspiron 8200\nIntel Pentium 4 Mobile at 1.8 Ghz\n1GB RAM\nPrimary hard disk: 30 GB\nSecondary hard disk: 60 GB\nOS: Windows Xp Home Edition SP2 (updated with all patches) (Spanish Version)\nIE7 RC1: 7.0.5700.7 (Spanish)\n\n\nPS. I know many persons are having problems with IE 7 RC1, so I wanted to\nshare my so-far-experience with it; and hopefully those persons can find/make\na solution to their problems. Good luck to all!