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Old 25th March 2009, 15:24   #16
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Installed in my VPC image. Seems like they are trying to catch with the feature available in the rest of the browsers.

First cut feeling - not worth it, as of now. Going to delete the VPC changes and revert to 7.
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Old 30th March 2009, 14:47   #17
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Interesting article: Is IE8 really fat and slow? | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Has a tip on how to make IE8 faster.
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Old 31st March 2009, 21:34   #18
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I never use IE for web browsing. Google chrome is fast and user-friendly. Firefox 3.08 is my default though as it is available in both Windows and Linux. Chrome is not yet available in Linux. I use Opera 9.xx on my ancient desktop with 160 MB RAM (if I must go online working with it). This seems to be the least resource hungry of all browsers.
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Can't seem to install on my windows 2008! . . . just fails to install without saying anything.

As for chrome, for one i'm not a fan, just nothing special. IE 7 works as fast on windows 2008.
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I'm quite happy with Mozilla Firefox. Never liked IE. Tried Chrome too but I prefer Firefox.
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One thing that I noticed with IE8 is that it can even render very large HTML files. I am taking about ~60MB HTML file.

IE7, FF and Opera just wouldn't open it and would crash after some time. IE8, even though it took a minute or so, rendered the page!
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I have been using IE8 since it was released. I did notice the number of times the browser freezes is more than the previous versions.
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i use chrome and ff both are good and faster then ie7/8 will say try them you will surely stop using ie
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Can't seem to install on my windows 2008! . . . just fails to install without saying anything.

As for chrome, for one i'm not a fan, just nothing special. IE 7 works as fast on windows 2008.
Are you sure that you tried the IE8 meant for 2008 ?
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Are you sure that you tried the IE8 meant for 2008 ?
Sure did!, as far as I can remember, it downloaded the same file as required for vista.
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