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Internet Explorer 8: What You Need to Know
pcworld ^ | Mar 19, 2009 | Ian Paul

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at pcworld.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; internetexplorer

1 posted on 03/19/2009 7:28:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I can’t wait to download version 8.0 to find out what new security holes it opens up to hackers....


2 posted on 03/19/2009 7:31:34 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for posting this.


3 posted on 03/19/2009 7:34:21 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


4 posted on 03/19/2009 7:35:46 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: JoeProBono

—b—


5 posted on 03/19/2009 7:37:09 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: JoeProBono

6 posted on 03/19/2009 7:42:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JoeProBono

Love the graphic, firefox and opera user here.


7 posted on 03/19/2009 7:44:19 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Always Right

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.


8 posted on 03/19/2009 7:44:35 AM PDT by Camel Joe ("All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others"- The Pigs)
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9 posted on 03/19/2009 7:45:08 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Camel Joe

What add-ons are you using (if any) for Firefox?


10 posted on 03/19/2009 7:49:26 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: JoeProBono
Internet Explorer 8: What You Need to Know

Rule #1 - Don't use it.

Rule #2 - Download Google Chrome.

11 posted on 03/19/2009 8:00:31 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: JoeProBono
Security Questions: Microsoft says they have the most secure browser ever, something we've heard from them before, but is that really the case? Yesterday, at CanSecWest's PWN2OWN contest-where hackers show off how quickly they can crack into a browser using previously unknown flaws-Internet Explorer 8 was one of the first browser's to go down after Apple's Safari.

So much for IE8 browser security. LOL!

12 posted on 03/19/2009 8:01:44 AM PDT by CedarDave (DHS Sec. Napolitano - No such thing as terrorism, just man-caused disasters!!!)
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To: JoeProBono
Safari rules!

(ducking)

13 posted on 03/19/2009 8:02:00 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


14 posted on 03/19/2009 8:27:47 AM PDT by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: AFreeBird

Exactly my point...


15 posted on 03/19/2009 8:58:44 AM PDT by Camel Joe ("All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others"- The Pigs)
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To: CedarDave

What about Safari?


16 posted on 03/19/2009 9:00:54 AM PDT by Camel Joe ("All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others"- The Pigs)
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To: JoeProBono

Internet Explorer 8: Home page: Download IE-8
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx


17 posted on 03/19/2009 10:07:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


18 posted on 03/20/2009 3:29:37 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: JoeProBono

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.


19 posted on 03/22/2009 7:32:23 PM PDT by grayeagle (Ronald Reagan -- the President of my lifetime.)
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To: grayeagle
:-}
20 posted on 03/22/2009 7:35:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Uncle Hal
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.

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.

21 posted on 03/29/2009 7:49:01 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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