IE8 Release Date Looks Like March 20

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herochild

You like internet explorer?!? and you call yourself a Geek? better keep ducking ;). (that was a joke)

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ProtoJMB

No, I am not joking. I have never really had a problem with Internet Explorer itself to begin with. I have been using IE 8 since the first BETA. I like the overall functionality of it, as it builds on the previous versions. Yes, the "Compatability mode" stuff is annoying, but at least Microsoft is trying to be more standards compliant. Overall though, I just like the way it works, and never have seen a need to go to Fire Fox or something else.

Yes, I've used other browsers. I didn't like Safari, or Chrome because of the layout. I don't use Fire Fox because I have no need for it. IE overall just works for me.

*ducks in fear of stoning*

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herochild

who uses IE anyway?!?!?!?!?

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stige

ff + ie tab = never ever need ie again.

my only hope is i will be able to use ie tab in W7 with ie deactivated.  if not i suppse i will manage to survive.  i genuinely have trouble comprehending why people use ie.

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tolzak

Microsoft's browser has not been the choice for add-on/plug-in developers.  Even if core IE8 was everything Firefox is (and my experience using it on Windows 7 is that it is very close), the loss of functionality if I switched would be unacceptable.  So I don't care if IE8 might be a hundreth of a second faster loading a Google page, as Microsoft apparently demostrated.  When they're that close in performance, it's all about the overall experience.

 

 

Tom Olzak
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Looksback

I've been using RC1 and if the final release has that stupid compatibility mode I will be done with it.  Can't the browser just be compatible in the first place?  Hello?

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HellTempest

Who even uses IE on this site anyway?

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nekollx

Internet Exploiter? Isn't that a virus?

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mojosico

i just uninstalled rc1 was not impressed like i expected 

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