It's finally HERE!
The long overdue Internet Explorer 8 is FINALLY released
Today, we’re excited to release the final build of Internet Explorer 8 to the web. It’s now available for download from microsoft.com/ie8. It’s available in 25 languages, across Windows Vista, XP and Server in 32-bit and 64-bit versions
IE blocks over a million phishing attacks a month. It also has a huge impact on protecting against malware – our data shows that one in forty users running IE8 have been protected from malware each week. An independent study shows that IE8 protects against twice as many malware attacks as any other browser. IE8 has click-jacking protection, per user ActiveX, cross-browser scripting attack prevention and many other security enhancements that will make end-users’ online lives safer.
And works! (for real), out of the box, and protects it's users!
We discovered that users don’t care about why a browser crashes when it fails, they care about getting back quickly to where they were and minimizing downtime. In IE8, we now have tab crash isolation – when one tab of the browser fails, it doesn’t bring down the entire browser
There are over 1,200 accelerators, web slices and visual search providers out there already today, including Digg, ESPN, OneRiot, Amazon, Sina, TaoBao, and Yahoo.
Here's where you can get rid of your old stupid IE7 and get IE 8
(Did I mention that it's free?)
It's no secret, I run with 5 different browsers on my machine. IE, FireFox, Opera, Safari and Chrome. They're all good, they work most of the time.
But the only one that I REALLY trust is Internet Explorer. And I have pretty good reasons for doing so. But now it's more compelling than ever! Especially the part concerning SmartScreen technology. It stops you from visiting malicious sites that may harm your computer or steal your information.
There are tons of new improvements in IE8 and I for one am reaping the benefits, it's FAST, just watch that video and I'm sure you'll understand why I say it's fast!
Go ahead ... Indulge yourself
An interesting historical factoid...
The release of IE8 isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning. It’s easy to underestimate this opportunity. Ten years ago, we shipped IE5. Wikipedia credits IE5 with introducing AJAX to the world, even though nobody was talking about AJAX at the time. The next step is up to you. What developers do with IE8 makes all the difference