According to reports over at ActiveWin, it appears Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer version 6 as stand alone software. The problem? It won't run on all systems currently out there. According to Beta 2 release notes the browser software will only work on systems running Windows 98, NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6a or higher) and WindowsXP beta versions. A few weeks ago rumors circulated that IE6 would only be offered as an integrated piece of WindowsXP, but those rumors were never confirmed. Stay tuned as IE6 continues development of its exciting new features.