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19. martie 2009 21:40
by skorpionking
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Internet Explorer 8 shipped today

19. martie 2009 21:40 by skorpionking | 0 Comentarii

IE8 is RTM and went live today! Here are my top eight reasons why Internet Explorer 8 is my favorite browser and deserves to be yours too:  

  1. You want a web that moves as fast as you do: Highlight an address, click the blue "Accelerator" button, and see all the things you can do instantly – like mapping, searching, and translating. Check out Accelerators from Digg, Facebook, eBay, and others.
  2. You want to know if it's raining outside: Visit, search for “Seattle Weather” (or any major city), hover over the search result, and click the green "Web Slice" button  to add a weather Web Slice to your Favorites Bar. As of this morning there are over 1,200 Web Slices, Accelerators, and add-ons available worldwide in the IE8 add-on gallery.
  3. You like everyone to get along:  And that includes wanting the web sites you visit to work well with your browser. IE8 is the only browser to include multiple rendering engines to address backwards compatibility— hit a site that doesn't seem right, hit the Compatibility View button, and you're on your way.
  4. You're a visual learner: See pictures of what you’re looking for as you type in the Instant Search box – rich search results in action!
  5. You want to find it again, fast: To quickly find sites you’ve visited before, simply use the new Smart Address Bar which searches your history, favorites, and feeds.
  6. You like your privacy: Enjoy more control over your personal information and privacy on the Web with InPrivate.
  7. You want an edge against the bad guys (aka security): Internet Explorer 8 offers unparalleled protection against malware – it's 10 times safer than Internet Explorer 7, 4 times safer than Chrome, 2.8 times safer than Safari, and 2.3 times safer than Firefox.
  8. You hate interruptions: If one tab crashes, you can re-launch it without affecting your browsing experience – your other tabs keep right on working.

To see these features in action, check out a couple of quick videos that preview the IE8 experience here

  I'm running on all my machines IE8 RTM!

While Internet Explorer 8 will be great for consumers like me, the benefits don’t end there. Internet Explorer 8 is also the best browser for businesses. With over 1,200 group policy settings, IE8 is the most manageable and secure browser available. With the ability to default to compatibility view, businesses have the flexibility to handle legacy LOB applications. 


In addition, Internet Explorer 8 is the best browser for developers. Standards compliant, IE8 shows Microsoft dedication to building a browser for developers to invest in.  Accelerators and Web Slices can be created with just a few lines of code, making it easy to build on.  Plus, Internet Explorer 8 comes with a rich set of built-in developer tools that make it efficient and easy to develop and debug your site.  See the tools in action by hitting F12 in your IE8 browser. 

Check out the "Remembering the Internet" video, and pass it along to your friends. Start using IE8 today and have fun in Internet!