Microsoft Investigating IE6 Leaks

Microsoft is currently investigating how an early copy of Internet Explorer seemed to leak onto the Web last week. In tradition with just about all of its software siblings, IE6 was leaked for download by someone either internally at Microsoft or a beta tester who was supposed to keep their NDA. Both FileClicks and The-Ctrl-Alt-Del.com had posted reviews and downloads for the next version of Microsoft's popular Internet Explorer software.

In the reviews, which included screenshots, the sites highlighted some of the enhanced features in the upcoming software. One such "enhancement" includes a left-hand sidebar, which would be familiar to users as the Netscape sidebar. Another topbar, at least in the beta version, has been added to include links to Microsoft Web properties and Real.com as well as tools to personalize and organize Explorer bars to each users liking.

Other enhancements include usability and interface improvements to make navigation and other features such as printing and saving easier on users. Only users with Windows 2000 were able to download and install this early beta however.

You can view screenshots and learn more about it over at the-ctrl-alt-del.com.

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