posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 09:44 AM
Final Release=Gold code=finished product.
In theory-- All the bugs were found and resloved with beta's and RC's releases.
Personally, I find it fast and efficient-almost on par with firefox.
I am not sure of the issues you are having with it-almost sounds as if it is conflicting with some software you have.
I would try uninstalling it, reboot, run antivirus and all other syp scans you have,reboot, run defragger, rebopot and try reloading ie 7 and -of
Hope that helps.