Thursday, March 6th 2008

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Available for Download

Coming as a big surprise for me, the first public beta of IE8 was published by Microsoft this morning. Internet Explorer 8 can now be installed from virtually anyone on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Download the apropriate version from here. See also the release notes for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.Source: Microsoft
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17 Comments on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Available for Download

#1
Ben Clarke
The only adition is a favorites bar it the top, and some formatting changes on pages.
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#2
Bob The Fish
by: Ben Clarke
The only adition is a favorites bar it the top, and some formatting changes on pages.
Yep thats looks like it. Seems like a waste to call it 8 why not 7 sp1 or something?
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#3
sandyman
Its basically looking like firefox now :p Im sure there's fixes behind the scenes stuff u cant see like security etc, oh and the web standards! Load times seem faster too.

Ps just found a bug typing this; clicking with the mouse to a certain part of the text box it actualy selects so many characters behind! Pfft!
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#4
candle_86
gonna give it a whirl, though FF is likly to remain unless this really impresses me
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#5
candle_86


this is firefox 2.12



and this is IE 8.1

of course imulate IE7 takes away the error
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#7
TheGuruStud
by: JoJoe
It appears to pass the Acid2 test.

http://www.webstandards.org/action/acid2/
Says it passes acid2, but no support for application/xhtml+xml. Looks like CSS 2.1 still doesn't work right. How lame can they get?

Not to mention the only new things seems to be useless crap: Facebook Integration, eBay Integration, Live Maps Integration, Integration with Me.dium, and "better functionality with ajax". Well, ajax isn't useless, but how about full support instead all of this half assed crap.
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#8
Catastrophic
It does kind of suck right now, but remember, this is only the first beta..
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#9
TheGuruStud
by: Catastrophic
It does kind of suck right now, but remember, this is only the first beta..
but it is a M$ product, so technically this is alpha and final is beta?:p
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#10
Triprift
Ill wait till the proper release not the endless beta ms gives us.
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#11
Ravenas
by: TheGuruStud
but it is a M$ product, so technically this is alpha and final is beta?:p
QFT! lmao... :laugh::laugh:

:toast:
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#12
thoughtdisorder
by: Triprift
Ill wait till the proper release not the endless beta ms gives us.
+1. Without a doubt riftmeister! I'll be waiting for the endless patches to roll out before trying....:rolleyes:
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#13
SUPERREDDEVIL
by: malware
Coming as a big surprise for me, the first public beta of IE8 was published by Microsoft this morning. Internet Explorer 8 can now be installed from virtually anyone on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Download the apropriate version from here. See also the release notes for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.

Source: Microsoft
i didn`t notice any difference, it`s ie7 camouflaged of 8. :wtf:
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#14
Triprift
by: thoughtdisorder
+1. Without a doubt riftmeister! I'll be waiting for the endless patches to roll out before trying....:rolleyes:
Ahhh yes the paches to forgot about that cheers :toast:
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#15
JoJoe
Says it passes acid2, but no support for application/xhtml+xml. Looks like CSS 2.1 still doesn't work right. How lame can they get?
LikeI said, "appears."

I imagine the final version of IE8 is a long way off still. Plenty of time still to add more support and functionality.

...Or maybe not...
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#16
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Looks like they have added several new things that could be useful, but looking at the release notes, the beta is too unstable for me to even consider trying.

But in all fairness, MS is throwing the app out there for people to tear apart so they can make it work. That's why it is called "Beta".
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#17
candle_86
agreed plus its cool to be a beta tester :D
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