As announced at the MIX09 conference today, we just shipped the final version of Internet Explorer 8. If you haven’t yet given it a try, here are eight reasons that might persuade you to check it out:
IE8 isn’t just a good browser, it’s much faster than the Internet Explorer of old. Check out this video to see performance tests of real-world sites with leading browsers. Great web performance is about more than the speed of the scripting engine – in the real-world, it’s an end-to-end test of all the browser components.
As far as I’m concerned, the only legitimate excuse for not upgrading to Internet Explorer 8 is if you’re currently already living on the leading edge with Windows 7 Beta. A pre-release version of Internet Explorer 8 is already built into the beta of Windows 7. When we ship the release candidate of Windows 7 later this year, we’ll include the final IE8 release.
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Tried IE8 a few times.
Went back to FireFox.
When I click on a link, I want it to go to the site NOW! That's what Firefox does; that's what IE8 doesn't.
IE8 is like launching/loading a Tank.
Launching Firefox is effortless like throwing a Frisbee. Fast & Light.
Vista is simply unbearable.
Silverlight - text is impossible to read and strains the eyes.
IE8 is slow.
LiveMesh SDK - you can add your own data fields BUT you CANNOT query them!
But the enthusiasm out of MS is off the charts!
I tried, IE8, I tried. I really want to like it, but I'm back using FireFox.
I know IE8 is pretty secure, but what's this independent study? Can you post a link to this?
hey, nice information, I think I'll try IE8 to see how it works for me. You have some very up-to-the-minute information, and some cool analysis. Thanks.
I actually tried installing IE8 yesterday evening and all worked fine until I found out that it somehow disabled my MediaSharing in Vista (32bit sp1). I went through a lotta forum posts all describing howto jump start this service but nothing could actually solve this issue.
Uninstalling IE8 (reverting to IE7) made the service start again...
Riddle me this.
Thou shalt rot in hell for spreading lies.
FF > IE
Most people probably already know that Microsoft's MIX09 event took place last week. Because I am
Following the launch of IE8 at MIX09 eBay has their Accelerator, Visual Search and Web Slice available