the microsoft IE7 team continues to make bizarre changes to the UI. now the menu bar is hidden by default!? and a new icontastic "command bar" has been added to replace it, on the right hand side of the window. way to go. i look at the screenshots and feel completely lost, as a user. of course you can bring the menu bar back (not sure how easy it is to find the option), but it's still stuck under the address bar.
i have not yet installed the ie7 beta… i suppose i should at some point, for testing purposes, although i don't want to replace ie6, and i've heard reports of systems becoming unstable or messed up when installing an unofficial standalone version of ie7 beta (i currently use standalone versions of older versions of IE without trouble, though). i should look at that more closely. i wonder if it'd work better if ie7 was installed as the default system ie and ie6 was run as the standalone. hmmm.