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Gallery: What's new in IE 8?

Microsoft says that the new Internet Explorer 8, now available for download, is faster, more secure, and easier to use. It also adds a new private browsing feature.

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Topic: Security
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Microsoft says that the new Internet Explorer 8 browser, available for download on Thursday, is faster, more secure, and easier to use. It also adds a new private browsing feature.

Here is a quick tour of some of the more interesting changes from IE7. Mary Jo Foley provides coverage of the unveiling ceremony from Mix '09.

You can download IE 8 from Microsoft's Web site.

Screenshots credit: Microsoft. Click on any image to enlarge.

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The address bar provides suggestions.

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Tools for developers.

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New highlight and tab colors.

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IE8 includes a feature that keeps your browsing private - sort of.

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IE8 will block your personal information being sent to certain Web sites.

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IE8 will provide search suggestions (right).

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The browser will automatically block sites that have been identified as being unsafe.

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With Web slice, you can keep up with frequently updated sites through the new Favorites bar. When a site that you are tracking updates, a green icon will appear in the upper-right corner of your browser.

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