Internet Explorer 8 is officially released
"Latest version is now available for download, with promises of increased security and performance."
Published: 19th March 2009 | Source: Microsoft |
IE8 Is now available
The latest version of the long standing and dominant internet browser is now available for immediate download from the Microsoft website. Internet Explorer 8 is complete with some new features, such as:
Accelerators let you map directions, translate words, email your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks.
Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8's InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won't accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace.
Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won't have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores.
Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box.
New security features help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity.
(taken from the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 homepage)
The new version also claims to offer greater security and increased performance over IE7. Those who have been using the Windows 7 Beta will have already had a glimpse of IE8 in action. IE8 was also available for a while in Beta and RC status.
You can download Internet Explorer 8 from the Microsoft download page. Have you tried IE8 yet? Are you happy with the new features? Discuss in our forums here.