Not happy with Softwarepatch.com
Softwarepatch.com are publicising the IE7 Beta 2 Preview on their site:
The site makes no mention of the fact that there are Release Notes available (which, as far as I am concerned, is essential reading), nor does it mention that the download is targeted at Developers and IT Professionals. There is no mention of where and how to get support, nothing about the Developer and IT Pro checklists, nothing about the Technology Overview that is available. All there is is a generic warning about installing Betas.
And, they're wrong - its not "Beta 2" - it is a *Preview* of what Beta 2, when it is released, will be like.
I don't think it is a good idea for a third party site to link directly to the IE7 download while at the same time ignoring the documentation that goes with it. If softwarepatch want to pull hits to their site by publicising IE7 Beta 2 Preview then they should link to the Microsoft download page so that their readers get the benefit of the content that is available at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/ie7betaredirect.mspx