It has been rumored that IE7 was to be released today. Well, I have not seen anything official from Microsoft yet, but it appears to have hit some partner channels. Yahoo! has released their branded edtion of IE7, apparently optimized for the Yahoo! experience.
But who wants the Yahoo! experience. Fortunately, it is trival to unpack the executable and get the plain-vanilla version using WinRAR or WinZip. Just open the file in either of those utilities, pull the IE7-Setup.exe file, and surf away.
Note this requires a “genuine” edition of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows 2003 Server 2003 Service Pack 1.