IE 8 Now available

 

If you use Internet Explorer for your web browsing needs, you may be interested to know that a final, release version of IE8 is now available for download*. For security and stability, it’s always best to run the latest release version of your preferred browser.  If you’re already running Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera or any the other browsers out there, maybe it’s time to check to see if you’re on their latest released bits (as we say in the software industry.)

 

*Windows Vista and Windows XP users only. If you’re running the Windows 7 Beta, read the special message on the IE8 site.


 

Comments

  • Makavelo

    @Exu

    Its a Microsoft product, what do you expected?, a quality product, no sir, no with MS.

    FireFox FTW, even Chrome is way better.

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  • Euphoric Fusion

    Downloaded and using it now to post this.😉
    There are so many people bashing M$ on here it’s ridiculous. If you don’t like what they do then why the hell are you on here, a Microsoft employees blog of all things.
    I have used IE for a long time now and IE8 is a welcome update.
    All the stuff that Firefox does IE can do now too, and somthings it does better.
    I too dabble in web design and have used most of the major browsers and I still prefer IE, but, each to their own.
    As for people having slow loads times or pages not loading at all, I just don’t get it.
    I downloaded, installed, rebooted and it runs just fine (Vista 32bit).
    And Major….. keep posting about stuff like this please.

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  • Exu

    I’m on XP here. But yeah, personally I still prefer Firefox.

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  • Chico DeBarge

    T360UK CHIEF said : “All the stuff that Firefox does IE can do now too, and somthings it does better.”

    Exactly. Well said. It is better than Firefox, and you can add Cool Iris to it as well.

    I think everyone should at least try it out before you bash it. Most of the comments on here are sooooo fanboyish towards Firefox. Clearly its a better product, plus its free. I’ve already made the switch back to IE8 from Firefox 3

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  • X Ray Hamburger

    Just my two cents but after downloading IE8 and using it for a bit I noticed IE8 is slower than Firefox.

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  • Euphoric Fusion

    @ Chico DeBarge

    I had never heard of CoolIris until you posted about it here and I have to say that is one damn cool plugin!!!
    Thanks!

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  • DeadOne Walking

    I use Firefox as well, but IE8 holds itself rather well.
    I can honestly say that the issues I have with IE8 on XP are not there in Windows7, so I am guessing because IE8 is integrated directly into Windows7 it allows certain things to be rectified. Most of my issues are with performance, and the few that aren’t are relating to the OS handling the browser, so it seems to me that in my situation it’s all dealing with the integration factor, not necessarily the browser itself.

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  • AriesDog

    Using it now.

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  • Tartan Army 360

    Safari is doing me fine. If I struggle I use Firefox. This is because Microsoft spat the dummy out the pram and stopped making IE for Mac OS. In hindsight, it’s probably made Mac OS safer.

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  • Tartan Army 360

    A 360 blog advertising another Microsoft project…OK then.

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