The second pre-release version of Internet Explorer 8, the next version of Microsoft's web browser is now available for download.
You can download it and find out more about the new features here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/
The design of Internet Explorer 8 was based on a lot of research on how people really browse the web. One of the clear findings was that the bulk of user activity outside of web pages involved tabs and “navigation”. And that's one of the goals of IE8 to make everyday browsing more productive. The second area of focus was Internet safety and the third was providing a platform that enables developers to build great web pages and online services.
You can get a quick overview with this video:
Some of the new features include:
In addition IE8 makes it easier for IT managers to deploy and administer, provides a safer browsing experience, and supports the development of new online applications and services.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is available for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.