Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Big Day for Internet Printing

Microsoft officially announced Internet Explorer 7.0 today. I won't summarize the new features, market situation or history of Web browsers, as others have already done a great job with that. But I will point out that one of the biggest improvements in IE 7 compared to its predessors is enhanced printing!

As a pretty much full-time Firefox devotee, I don't use IE very often, but I have been using the Beta of Version 7, intermittently anyway. And the printing is much better. And as a matter of fact, Microsoft's spokesperson says, "the most popular feature among beta testers has been improved printing of Web pages". Hey hey -- how about that!

Interesting that enhanced or improved printing really just means that pages come out of your printer they way you'd expect them to!

2 comments:

Jim Lyons said...

Read my Observations on Web Printing at
http://jimlyonsobservations.blogspot.com/2006/06/observations-printing-from-webare-we.html

Jim Lyons said...

Walt Mossberg's review (apparently free) can be viewed at
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB116120832866196860-FZ_qn_ESfrmma_4FzYJfpKcJW80_20071018.html?mod=mktw
He doesn't mention the printing improvements though!