Though not totally confirmed, we are all expected to receive Internet Explorer 7 via automatic update to Windows tomorrow. This makes a lot of underground things officially standard, simply because of Windows / Internet Explorer market share:
1. Tabbed browsing comes to the masses
2. Integrated RSS reader on everyone's desktop
The second of these is big - will the general public start embracing RSS, enough to make it completely mainstream? It looks like IE7 will be beat Firefox 2.0 to market. Firefox 2.0 has its own huge improvements, but will they be enough to continue growth against IE? Tabbed browsing was alone probably one of the biggest reasons people downloaded Firefox (at least those outside of the tech-heavy group); without this unique feature, I'm not sure the larger public will continue to embrace Firefox unless it has another killer feature.
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