Skip to comments.Internet Explorer 8: What You Need to Know
Posted on 03/19/2009 7:28:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Internet Explorer 8 is moving out of beta: The final version will be available today at noon ET. The new browser is packed with new features and improved security features, and early reviews and impressions have been largely positive. I am sure many of you will want to get your hands on the new browser and maybe some of you are hoping to switch over to IE8 as your browser of choice. Whatever your motivations, here are 5 things you need to know about IE8's release today. Manual Download Only: You can only get IE8 by going to www.microsoft.com/ie8 or Microsoft's Download Center. Microsoft has not specified when they will push IE8 through the Windows Update service, although IE8 beta users will see an IE8 Windows Update before the general public does.
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I can’t wait to download version 8.0 to find out what new security holes it opens up to hackers....
Thanks for posting this.
I’ll install it...just so I can know what kind of crap I’ll have to deal with from the folks I work with who won’t switch to a different browser like Firefox.
Love the graphic, firefox and opera user here.
We have a little experiment going on here at my office, IE and Mozilla are equally lame on security. Personal habits regarding computer and internet use are a far larger factor in exposing oneself to risks. Just like in the real world.
What add-ons are you using (if any) for Firefox?
Rule #1 - Don't use it.
Rule #2 - Download Google Chrome.
So much for IE8 browser security. LOL!
E-can be many times superior and many times faster than any other browser but it is still Microsoft and would still have all the Microsoft gateways into my computer.When Microsoft advertised with the advent of XP that installing XP would give MSFT ownership rights to everything one has in one’s computer(recanted) and then repeated the claim with extra emphasis for Vista, I ceased to desire anything new from MSFT for my box. I will not “upgrade” my W2k to any other MSFT product and do not have any other MSFT programs on my box. I have terrible luck/skill with various forms of Linux so I am stuck with W2k for now but there will be nothing newer.
Exactly my point...
What about Safari?
Internet Explorer 8: Home page: Download IE-8
I have IE 8 and it crashes every time I use it, usually within 5 minutes of starting it. It is truly a piece of crap.
My hard disk crashed so I had it formatted and the latest xp reinstalled.
THE POINT: when I got it home ie kept crashing so I downloaded Foxfire 3.0.7 — everything is working fine.
I love it already and once I get the hang of all the nuances this is going to be cool, as they say.
Why didn’t I do this a long time ago !!!
Love the ‘hungry fox’ logo.
Same here. It crashes at the drop of a hat and then tries to reopen the tab with which it is having trouble, thereby sending the entire browser into a feedback loop (use Windows Task Manager to close IE 8). Internet Explorer 8 is not ready to be a public beta, much less to be an RTM.
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