Internet Explorer 8 was just released to the web and you can download it by clicking the picture on the right. I started using IE8 some months back (as part of Windows 7, yes I’m an early adopter) and must say I’m pretty happy. So are these people in some funny videos: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/nethistory
There are a bunch of reasons why you want to go for IE8 too:
It’s faster: The core activity in a browser is navigating to a website. IE8 makes that faster and easier with a new address bar, new tab experience, and your browsing history in search box. IE8 is faster than IE7 in overall browse experience, and faster than other browsers on today’s common sites. Looking at a video of common web sites in the latest browsers, IE is often the fastest at real world sites.
It’s safer: IE8 has built-in protections to keep users safe from real threats. These defenses are easy to understand and use, from highlighting the current site’s domain in the address bar to the clear indicator when IE is browsing “InPrivate”.
It’s easier: With IE8, people can get what they want out of web pages, often with just one-click, in the flow of their regular browsing.
Webslices make it easy to stay up to date on the latest information from a web page (like weather, traffic, or status updates).
- Accelerators make it easy to act on the current page (mapping, sending, sharing, etc.) using another web service without the tedious work of “copy, new tab, navigate, paste”.
- Visual search results and Quick Pick make it easy to get the search results users want from the search services they choose. The new Internet Explorer 8 Search Box takes results to a whole new level by adding graphics and images to enrich your search. The new Internet Explorer 8 Search Box takes results to a whole new level by adding graphics and images to enrich your search.
Some websites may not yet be ready for Internet Explorer 8. In that case click the Compatibility View toolbar button to display the website as viewed in Internet Explorer 7, which will correct display problems like misaligned text, images, or text boxes. To go back to browsing with Internet Explorer 8 functionality on that site, simply click the Compatibility View button again.