Actually I'd say that both are probably correct... although semantically the latter is. The pages that don't work right now are probably the ones that were built expressly to fit the mighty buggy and non-standard IE 6, so you might make the case that it's the pages that don't render.
May as well upgrade as I'll probably get it foisted on my via a company wide upgrade anyhow one of these days...
Just downloaded it today, having a few glitches to work out. You guys are so right, some websites just won't open. Probably due to some incompatability with some of the features(protection against phishing etc..) on my Trend-Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2007 software. Decided to turn off that feature on the IE7. Having no problems when using the Firefox
I was amused that from Firefox, I could not get the download. I had to fire up an old copy of IE in order to get the new version of IE.
Though I'll continue to use Firefox, there was one thing I liked about IE better than Firefox: IE detected that I had Abobe Acrobat and it added a button to turn web pages into pdfs - something that Firefox does not seem to have.
My general impression is that the new IE is like "Firefox light", probably good enough for the masses. But unless they come out with add-ins (like Firefox's many plug-ins), it won't be good enough for heavy users.
Personally I was annoyed that it turns on Cleartype by default. If it were only in the browser it wouldn't have annoyed me, but since Outlook (which I'm required to use at work) is somehow incestuously connected to the IE components, all my emails were cleartyped as well. Since I think Cleartype looks like crap, that annoyed me.
Fortunately, you can go to the advanced settings and turn it off.
Some people love Cleartype but I don't. It's just a hack to try to make text look better on low resolution displays (and most of the displays we use on PC's are pretty low resolution really, even at 1280x1024...)
I also find IE 7 just as clunky in the interface as the older versions. I may be spoiled from Opera, but Microsoft seem to focus too much on helpful messages and pages and such crud over speed, and that's just not the mindset that suits me.
My first thought was that it was on account of my large background image or my "border" images, but I temporarily removed them and still noticed the problem. I also tried disabling "smooth scrolling" in IE7.
My $0.02 in the new IE7 user interface? Makes me think too much and is counter-intuitive.
Ok, decided after 12 hrs. to just delete IE7 because some websites were slow opening up or wouldn't open up, and on some, they wouldn't close,just lock up. I'm sure it was just a matter of changing some settings,but I lack the computer skills to figure it out,lol.