Microsoft Flips the Switch on IE8

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Vathras

I didn't know Microsoft was going to still bother to even make web browsers. Their developers probably would be put to better use in accelerating work on Windows 7 instead of continuing to make a line of browsers that will be filled with continuous problems and security exploits.

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jihnn

guess i'm just a noooob i can't seem to figure out how to install this program in my firfox's addon folder

 

 

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CTskifreak

Please tell me this is sarcasm and you're kidding. I pray that you are. If you aren't, may the Interwebz treat you well.

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Why A Duck

Ugh.

 Downloaded it last night. It does render pages wicked fast, but that's AFTER it takes 5-10 seconds to start up & sit at "connecting" forever. And opening a new tab takes at least 5 seconds. Totally unacceptable.

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teh 1337 haxxor

I think microsoft needs to add a key feature: easier to UNINSTALL

maybe it should ask you the first time you start it, when it asks if you would like to change your default search providers etc

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winmaster

Is it on Windows Update yet. I usually wait for Windows Update to display an update like this before I download it. If it's not on Windows Update, Microsoft probably has a reason. 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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DBsantos77

Microsoft hasn't released it on Windows Update because of bandwidth, months ago I read that certain updates are released to certain PC's little by little, something with QoS, but who knows, I know for a fact they did this with SP1, but that was hundreds of megs, while IE is not nearly as much. 

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PhelanPKell

64-bit on Vista 64 is running pretty smooth, unlike IE7's 64-bit.

I've tested both IE8 32 and 64-bit versions, and 64-bit runs faster (And yes, 64-bit was loaded up first, so 32-bit should have atleast used the same temp internet files).

Overall first impression, it seems solid, but we'll see how many holes hackers find in this final release within the first week...

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dwr50

Firefox is still the best browser, as it works on all three main Operating Systems. Learn Firefox once... use it everywhere.Propritary browsers are so 20th century.

 

Acer Aspire 5610z,Vista HP, No problems with Vista... so far, but I'm learning Linux, just in case.

Acer Aspire 5315-2153, $348 Walmart Special,Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring Edition,VirtualBox 1.6.4

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gatorXXX

It blocks AD's by default.....a little yellow bar comes up at the top asking if you would like to unblock...if not, just ignore it. But YES, it does does block pop-ups.

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Keith E. Whisman

Internet explorer has been available for the mac freaks for a bunch of years now. It's source but it's not propriatary.

I think it'll run in Linux with an emulator like Wine. Microsoft refuses to give up it's source code because once it's been made public because it is such a widely used web browser hackers will figure out every possible vulnerabilty it has. A web browser by it's very being isn't very secure because it has to have openings somewhere to be able to access the internet. It downloads cookies and all the images in a website. If there is a trojan masked as a JPG file then there simply isn't anything you can do about it but hope your AV program catches it. 

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BaggerX

Why would an application try to do anything with a supposed image file that would allow it to run code?  Trojans disguised as images are only dangerous if your software attempts to do dangerous things with them, which admittedly, Microsoft has been guilty of in the past.  But to say that you can't do anything about it is just wrong.  You can just not run apps or OSes that do stupid, dangerous things like that.

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DBsantos77

Downloading now - Will report :D

- I got it, setup was very easy and fast on Vista 32-bit, Speed-wise it's decent, not much change, Skin is a little changed. Most webpages look the same, but I haven't really looked for any terrible sites. So far I like it, but it seems like a minor update.

 

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