Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 available

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 available

Summary: Microsoft has released Beta 1 of Internet Explorer 8.

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Microsoft has released Beta 1 of Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 available

There are five flavors available for download:

Topics: Servers, Browser, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • Does this version use open standards?

    I must admit I've been using Firefox for several years and can't imagine going back to a pseudo proprietary browser or giving up the rich plug ins available for Firefox.

    Is there one or two compelling reasons to switch back to IE?
    Prognosticator
  • RE: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 available

    I cannot install it. I get the error that this installation does not support your operating systems Current Service Pack version. According to the requrements section it will work with Vista OR Vista SP1.

    Why does MS get WORSE every year?!?
    jbach67
    • Are you running a prerelease version of SP1?

      (NT)
      PB_z
      • Pre-release of what?

        Pre-release version of what? The Vista on my PC came with it from HP. The only thing on here is the Beta SP1 and according to MicroSloft, it should work either way.
        jbach67
  • RE: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 available

    Check if your OS is x64(64-bit) or x86(32-bit)
    then check the site and download the right one. MAYBE you made a mistake there
    celeriun@...
  • RE: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 available

    Hope Mozilla continues to give Microsoft a great run for their money as this will help make both produce great browsers. Consumers win!!!
    celeriun@...
  • DO NOT USE IE8 Beta

    YOU WILL INSTALL IT ON C DRIVE, CORRUPTING ALL YOUR PARTITIONS. IE8 Beta HAS SMALL GLITCHES INCLUDING ADDRESS BAR DISFUNCTION. HAVE BACK UP BROWSER READY, AS PROBLEM WILL SPREAD INTO IE7 ON OTHERPARTITIONS, WITH NO HOPE OF UNINSTALL, AS MICROSOFT DOWNLOAD CENTER SEE IE8 Beta AS IE7 & WILL NOT INSTALL ANOTHER COPY. ENTIRE IE BROWSERS ON YOUR COMPUTER WILL BEGIN TO FALL APART, WITH NO RECOURSE.

    Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART VON DRASHEK M.D.
    VONDRASHEK@...