On an anticipated move by the software giant, Microsoft unveiled to the public today a preview version of Internet Explorer 7.0 (Beta 2), available for download to all users running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

This preview version contains many of the improvements we were already used to see on competing products such as Mozilla Firefox and Opera: tabbed browsing, improved RSS capabilities, security and privacy enhancements, among a number of changes that were planned for Vista's version of Internet Explorer, but will also be available to XP users.

You can read the beta's full release notes, as well as installation troubleshooting and added/removed features list here.