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Old 27th January 2009, 13:51   #1
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I love technology. Sometimes I love Microsoft technology so much that I can’t wait to tell people about it, and this is one of those times. Microsoft has just released the Release Candidate 1 for Internet Explorer 8, and I think you should install it (Get Internet Explorer 7 and use it today.
You may want to know what a “release candidate” is: that’s techno-speak for an almost-final version of software, like a sneak preview.

Internet Explorer 8 RC1 is much faster than previous versions of Internet Explorer, so you’ll notice that difference right away. But you’ll also notice some cool new features that will make your surfing experience faster and easier—not mention a whole lot safer.
Highlight a street address in your Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, or other web mail account, right-click on the blue button that appears, and hover over “Map with Live Search.” Presto! You’ll see the map with the location right there—no more copying and pasting street addresses from web mail to a mapping site. Plus, you can choose what mapping service you want to use.
• Go to the search box in the top right, and type a search item—see how the enhanced Instant Search Box is more helpful, providing real-time search suggestions, including images, from your chosen search provider.

• Click on a new tab, and see the options that are presented there, including “InPrivate Browsing.” Click InPrivate Browsing and watch what happens—you are now in a browser session that is leaving no trail behind, so research gift suggestions for your significant other to your heart’s content without worrying about who might pick up the crumbs after you.
Harder to see are the many security enhancements that will help keep you protected against the ever-evolving online threats—things like protection from cross-site scripting attacks that no other browser offers.

We’re associated and you know I wouldn’t lead you astray. Let me know what you think of IE8 RC1.

Happy Browsing.

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Old 27th January 2009, 14:42   #2
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I have used IE8 and they still need to work on it. The InPrivate Browsing is nothing even Google Chrome has it Incognito
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Upgraded to IE8 the week after they released it - and also stopped using it that week itself. Microsoft have really outdone themselves in not providing anything substantial while ensuring IE8 is slower than IE7.

I'm now a fan of Google Chrome.
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Old 27th January 2009, 21:32   #4
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I downloaded today evening, the first impression is

Chrome rocks
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Old 27th January 2009, 21:41   #5
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Same here guys.
Chrome is amazing in comparison to IE.

Btw why inprivate/incognito windows?
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Btw why inprivate/incognito windows?
Inprivate/Incognite windows is to support Porn Mode
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Old 27th January 2009, 22:21   #7
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Ive been using (not using) for almost a month now..

Infact ive started using chrome much more regularly simply because its so slow

As a matter of fact.. on the IE8 the link 'forum' of 'team bhp' doesn't even click

I'm sure they will launch updates in due course to improve performance..till then its really not friendly.
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My first take.

1) Far better than IE6
2) Faster
3) Font look more clear/readable
4) Pages looks fresher than in FF
5) And how it helps one search a page (see first picture). All I have to type is team-bhp and click on Enter! to get links.
6) Tabs I visited.
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Agree with JKDas. However, there are certain bugs that I came across during Beta2 which are discussed in the browser thread. If they are still there, this product is not ready yet. Wait till they get RC2 out or the finished product has to be really finished. Or else, you better be good with the other favorite browser you have.
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I have been using IE8 since the Beta 1 days. My impressions are as follows.

1. Much faster than IE7 but still a little slower than Chrome (my default browser).
2. Did not like the GUI much.
3. Some old websites do not display as intended. But they have a nice backward compatibility feature that allows these site to display properly.
4. Less memory footprint when compare to IE7 and Chrome. Having said this Chrome uses more memory because it treats each Tab as a separate process or browser window.

Am now onto RC1 since it was released and I have to say that it is pretty stable and also in this version I do not have to use the backward compatibility feature as much as with Beta 1. But I think it still needs a little work in the Javascript department. For example editing a post on Team-BHP is quite slow for some reason. Maybe they have changed the way Javascript is implemented and used.
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Am now onto RC1 since it was released and I have to say that it is pretty stable and also in this version I do not have to use the backward compatibility feature as much as with Beta 1. But I think it still needs a little work in the Javascript department. For example editing a post on Team-BHP is quite slow for some reason. Maybe they have changed the way Javascript is implemented and used.
Yup, just came across that issue.

And loved the tab coloring part. Tabs of same site has the color and are grouped next to each other when you open in new tab.
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And loved the tab coloring part. Tabs of same site has the color and are grouped next to each other when you open in new tab.
I for one hate the tab colouring part especially for the colours they have used. I disabled it the minute I saw it for the first time.
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Ok guys, IE 8 has been officially released.

Go and get it from Internet Explorer 8: Worldwide sites

I am letting few other kind souls to test it before I download and install it!
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I installed it my personal laptop and didnt use it for more than 10 mts LOL chrome has me hooked.
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The only sad thing is the installation needs a valid Windows copy on ur PC.
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