Click image to display full-sizeBy Ed Bott
It's been nearly two years since Microsoft released its last major update to Internet Explorer. With the release of a feature-complete Beta 2 of IE8, the reason for the long gestation period is obvious. This is a top-to-bottom makeover of Microsoft's flagship web browser, with dozens of new usability and security features and a newfound adherence to web standards. In this gallery, I introduce the highlights of IE8 in action.In this overview screen you can see color-coded tab groupss, links to previously closed tabs, improvements to the search box in the top right corner, and the new inline search feature. But there's much more.
For a more detailed discussion of Internet Explorer Beta 2, see Internet Explorer 8 gets a massive makeover