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Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

Postby Ian on Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:13 am

Microsoft will be releasing IE 8 to the public today at noon.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/pres ... blePR.mspx

Today Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new Web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the Web today. It can be downloaded in 25 languages at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 starting at noon EDT on March 19. Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing concerns about online safety. A new study commissioned by Microsoft and the National Cyber Security Alliance and conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. shows that 91 percent of adults in the U.S. are concerned about online threats in the current economic climate, and 78 percent are more likely to choose a Web browser with built-in security than they were two years ago.

I've been using the RC for a little while and its okay. The new rendering engine is kind of annoying as most websites aren't up to spec and they don't look right.
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Re: Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

Postby SithTracy on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:26 pm

I installed it today... but since I primarily use Firefox I guess I will not notice too much... I really did not bother with IE7 either (we still use IE6 in the office). I do like the addition of "delete browsing history on exit"
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Re: Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

Postby LoneWolf on Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:35 pm

Installed it at work on my aging-but-viable dual 3GHz Xeon workstation.

It crashes any time I navigate to a page. Uninstall it, IE7 works fine. Reinstall it, disable all add-ons and browser objects. Doesn't matter, still crashes.

So far, I'm not impressed.
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