I think IE 7.0 has some issues still. But IE 7.0 has got some pros and cons as per my limited usage experience...
- Rich look and feel
- Tabbed browsing
- Implemented Add-on concept as Mozilla Firefox had.
- Though you enable Add-ons still browser through you message that you have not enabled add-on facility which really frustrates.
- As I told Applet issue.
- When we say Add-on user will easily sense that MicroSoft is trying to follow Mozilla's style of providing add-on's.
It started working by doing this way uninstall IE 7.0 and JDK 1.5 and then start reinstalling IE 7.0 and then install JDK 1.5. This will solve applet issue.