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Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

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#2
awfully quiet in here :)

im an avid Firefox user by choice, its fast, light, but still has alot good features + addons.

Chrome and new safari are not bad at all, but more specific for those who really want pure minimalistic web experience.

But since IE is used in most corporate envirements where you can not simply install your own prefered browser a faster/safer/more compatible IE is always good news for everyone.
 
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I'm someone who is definitely not biased when it comes to browser. They all have their ups and downs.
I use Firefox 3.0.7 as my default browser, but I can honestly say I've had hard times with it. Whenever I am downloading something, sometimes, the download manager would just freeze. I feel like I'm about to ditch it for Chrome. I like Opera too, but only if it were more loved, I would try it more often. Safari and Chrome are not my type to set as default and IE7 was a nightmare even without me having to open it...

I will play with this release of IE8 for a while, let's see if for once, Microsoft gets the browser done right.
 
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How many times can you 'upgrade' a web browser before it becomes totally pointless?

I guess we're up to 8 times, and counting...
 
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But since IE is used in most corporate envirements where you can not simply install your own prefered browser a faster/safer/more compatible IE is always good news for everyone.
The problem is that a great number of those corporate environments are still on IE6, and will be for quite some time. Trust me.

IE6 has so many quirks and bugs that went unfixed for so long (this is part of the reason why the world started moving to alternative browsers like Firefox), that a great number of corporate intranet apps were, in effect, designed around these bugs, and not around web programming in general. When MS came out with IE7 and now IE8, these corporate apps are not being upgraded dimply because "everything works fine in IE6" (not to mention that upgrading these internal applications is hugely expensive, and no one's really offering up the money to do it right now).
 

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ie8 < FireFox :rockout:
 
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I use Firefox 3.0.7 as my default browser, but I can honestly say I've had hard times with it. Whenever I am downloading something, sometimes, the download manager would just freeze.
I get that problem sometimes, it's really annoying. I don't get it, I really like Firefox, but as it gets to later versions it kinda goes downhill. Like 2.0.14, that was really laggy for me so I went to the 3.0 beta
 

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Finally. IE7 sucks. Will it be going on Windows Update any time soon or not?

Wait a minute, is this RC1 or the official launch?
 
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Edited because apparently I don't know how to read articles in their entirety before I post.

:(
 
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The company i work for wrote and entire internal web based inventory system in IE6. So I'm stuck upgrading to this crap.
 

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The download hasn't gone online yet. Didn't you read the article? It says 12:00 PM EDT.
... oh

:eek:

No, I didn't read the entire article. Sorry.
 
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The download hasn't gone online yet. Didn't you read the article? It says 12:00 PM EDT.
Stop discriminating against travelers from the future.
 

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All the extras that some one loads on one Internet browser , cause high CPU and memory utilization .


Other than safety and look , as also Laptop owner , i have to think twice how this software will act on my "mid speed" portable device .

If it performs adequately well on 1.6GHz XP-home 1GB ram system , its good for every use.

I will do some waiting before even try it .... as the IE software is a hard to remove one , if you change your mind .
 

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is this the link where you can download it?
 
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Not when your work/school computer completely blocks access to "My Computer".

I use a lot of portable applications as well, including Portable Google Chrome, Portable Google Earth and a customized Portable Open Office. Can't use any.

Specially school computers, their system can only become smarter. Is not like 5 years ago when we used to go to a proxy site just so we can get into MySpace or the sort, lol.
 

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what? not even to my comp?!? thats stupid!!
 

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what? not even to my comp?!? thats stupid!!
Aye, Microsoft, one step forward and two steps back.

First it was not using something like Bitorrent to distribute the Windows 7 Beta (something even free linux distros get right), and now they're not even immediately releasing their new browser for what is (arguably) their most popular OS right now. :laugh: