Many bloggers have tried and discarded other IE skins and tabbed browser programs like Avant Browser. MyIE2 may be the program you are looking for. It has some cool features like timed refresh of tabbed pages and saving pages as a group. You can build a browser based equivalent of the SharpReader RSS news agregator with this program. Based on my limitted testing it also works with the Google Toolbar Beta. It’s worth an extended look. Get the version with the plugins as there are some nifty options included.
Hat Tip: Chris Prillo