Over the years, Internet Explorer has been at the center of quite a bit of controversy.
First, there were the browser wars, in which the 30,000ft giant (Microsoft) crushed the fan-favorite underdog (Netscape), party through innovation, and partly through dominance of the Windows operating system.
Then, as a market leader with no competition and little to lose, Microsoft let Internet Explorer stagnate. Over time, the internet community grew highly critical of Internet Explorer.
Until one day, Firefox emerged, and threatened to kick Internet Explorer's ass to to the curb.
And so, the sleeping giants at Microsoft awoke, and began working on a new version of Internet Explorer.
And now, today, you can play with their latest and greatest work: IE7 Beta 2 Preview.
You can also read lots more on the IE team's blog.