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#1 manbearpig16

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:34 PM

http://www.microsoft...en/default.html
http://www.microsoft...ess/Install.htm

#2 Island Dog

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:06 PM

It's not available for download yet.

#3 HingVista

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:56 PM

The download link is not active right now! We may see the beta version today.

Check out some new and exciting features of IE8 here

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WebSlices
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Favorites Bar
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Automatic Crash Recovery
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Improved Phishing Filter
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#4 Villain

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:08 PM

and people are still using IE why.... ???
As I understand it, The new IE 8 now supports W3C Standards mode and it's previous "quarky" mode, so if this thing is done right, IE may ACTUALLY be a good webbrowser again.

#5 fediaFedia

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:36 PM

These look like sites for the beta testers who already installed the beta 1.

#6 Blake Pender

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:53 PM

Microsoft has uploaded the IE8 Beta!

Windows Vista (SP1 and RTM) and Server 2008 X86 Version: http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Windows Vista (SP1 and RTM) and Server 2008 X64 Version:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Windows XP SP2/SP3 RC X86 (X64 for XP Home):
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Windows Server 2003 SP2:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Windows Server 2003 SP2 and XP Professional X64:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

A quick sum out of the terms, the same old, same old, but as this is a beta, it expires, so please note that the date will be 1st December 2008 when IE8 Beta 1 expires

Also recommended for IE7 users to back up their 'Internet Explorer' folder for safety reasons :D

Quick report on IE8, if you hate IE7, then don't try this beta! This is because IE8 is SLOW, so I have IE8 on 'Emulate IE7' mode. I recommend to install 'Report a Webpage Problem Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta Add-On' if there are any problems
Link: http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Lets hope Microsoft can do a good job with IE8

Edited by Blake Pender, 05 March 2008 - 07:48 PM.


#7 jedi52

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:55 PM

Well, I guess it's good that Microsoft is implementing standards, but I would find it better if they just made a theme for Firefox, maybe bundle in a few add-ons, and call it IE. That's what they do now with Netscape (though it is discontinued)

#8 TheGreenMan

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:54 PM

Interesting new features. I'll definitely give it a try.

#9 bhast2

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:22 PM

I will wait before I install this cause IE suxs
they should do what firefox does
allow people to make add ons and themes
and then I might consider using IE again

#10 thoosje

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:07 AM

Installed it.

webstandarts right......
most websites look realy terreble including my own lol
it even crashes when i visit it.

ill wait for beta 2 or 3.

#11 xaznx2345

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:35 AM

it can't be that bad can it? I know firefox is waaaaayyyy faster but still IE shouldn't be lagging it this bad lol.

#12 tominorlando

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:57 AM

Wow!
Just what I always wanted!
Another buggy, bloated browser from Microsoft!

After all of my wonderful experiences with IE7, I think I'll just skip this offering altogether thanx.

#13 adrynalyne

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:32 AM

Wow!
Just what I always wanted!
Another buggy, bloated browser from Microsoft!

After all of my wonderful experiences with IE7, I think I'll just skip this offering altogether thanx.



You mean firefox isn't bloated?


Um.... :whistle:

#14 Culprit

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:40 AM


Wow!
Just what I always wanted!
Another buggy, bloated browser from Microsoft!

After all of my wonderful experiences with IE7, I think I'll just skip this offering altogether thanx.



You mean firefox isn't bloated?


Um.... :whistle:


I may be the only one but i dont understand why everyone says firefox is waaaay better and faster then ie i have been using ie ever since ie 5 and there is nothin wrong with it and never was it works just fine actuailly some websites dont load in firefox!?! why would you want to use a browser that not all websites support!?!?!?!

#15 pakistanipower

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:51 AM

exactly firefox is overrated..period..it sux

#16 adrynalyne

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:53 AM

exactly firefox is overrated..period..it sux


Its getting better, but...its bloated jjust as bad as IE. Add enough extensions and its even worse.

K-Meleon is awesome though.

#17 darkredbbb

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:03 AM

I may be the only one but i dont understand why everyone says firefox is waaaay better and faster then ie i have been using ie ever since ie 5 and there is nothin wrong with it and never was it works just fine actuailly some websites dont load in firefox!?! why would you want to use a browser that not all websites support!?!?!?!


Firefox is way better and faster than IE..
IE always crashes when I used it on Windows XP or Windows Vista, Firefox does too but it's very very rare and if it did your whole session is saved :/
Firefox is safer than IE, that's just a fact and it is well known.

EDIT: After downloading IE8 Beta and installing it, it's a bit better than IE7, but what I liked more is that it restores the session too, impressive :)
We'll just wait for the final IE8 and FF3 to compare the two.

Edited by darkredbbb, 06 March 2008 - 04:36 AM.


#18 vD3stroyiR(666)

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:29 AM

Firefox is NOT over bloated. I think it's a 18MB installation on a 5MB installer. What makes it over bloated is a bad choice of certain extensions. If Firefox has sites that won't load up that well naturally on it, there is an extension called 'IE Tab', and even THAT loads up better on Firefox!

Over all, I strongly hope MS improves the browser severely. :D

#19 adrynalyne

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:24 AM

Firefox is NOT over bloated. I think it's a 18MB installation on a 5MB installer. What makes it over bloated is a bad choice of certain extensions. If Firefox has sites that won't load up that well naturally on it, there is an extension called 'IE Tab', and even THAT loads up better on Firefox!

Over all, I strongly hope MS improves the browser severely. :D



Not overbloated.

Maybe we define bloated differently. I define bloated as a ram and/or cpu pig.

Same website, same machine. Both one tab open, and both launched and then tested. Both default installs.

FF3.0b5pre vs IE8 beta 1--ram usage. What is wrong with this picture? Its worse on FF2. Even with IE8 using two processes (why), FF is using a heck of a lot more ram. 33612kB vs. 49100kB. Both are pigs.

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I am not defending IE, I am just pointing out that Firefox is not as godly as some make it out to be.

Edited by adrynalyne, 06 March 2008 - 05:30 AM.


#20 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:00 AM

Activities and WebSlices are two of the most exciting new features in IE8. Here are two videos of some of the core features that power users will enjoy in IE8.

Video 1
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