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Internet Explorer Beta 2 Out Now

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 27, 2008
12 years ago2,628 views

And its much much better!!

see philip's prior post here. blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-0 ...

you can download the latest version here. microsoft.com/ie8

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What do you think is better Kirby? Didn't try it yet...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'm sorry, but "COMPATIBILITY VIEW"??!

That's ridiculous. Look what the lack of enforced web standards (or even pseudo-standards) has brought on..... MAKING users to fix the problems themselves. What a mess.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Philip,

1. Its alot more stable. I quit using beta 1 because of the serious bugs & instability. This is definately a usable browser.
2. Websites that displayed incorrectly before (for example google maps), now work. Of course this may be a result of developer fixes as well.
3. The compatibility view button takes effect immediately. If you come across a website that doesn't display right, click the button, and bingo! In beta 1, it required a restart of the browser if i recall correctly.
4. Inprivate Browsing.
5. IE attempts to restore your tabs after crashes. (firefox had this for a long time already)
6. IE does some sort of security scan on downloads. I'm not sure what all it scans for, I'm guessing viruses and spyware.
7. tabs are color coded by group. very nifty.

thats a few of my reasons.

btw, this was typed on IE 8.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I also love the name "Inprivate" browsing – is that the new opposite of private then? Why not just "Private"? =P

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Suggested Sites is an online experience designed to show you which websites you visit most, and to provide you with suggestions of other websites you might be interested in visiting. When you turn on Suggested Sites, your web browsing history is sent to Microsoft, where it is saved and compared to a frequently updated list of websites that are similar to ones you visit often. You can choose to pause or stop this feature from sending your web browsing history to Microsoft at any time. You can also delete individual entries from your history at any time. Deleted entries will not be used to provide you suggestions for other websites, although they will be retained by Microsoft for a period of time to help improve our products and services, including this feature."

microsoft.com/windows/internet ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<6. IE does some sort of security scan on downloads. I'm not sure what all it scans for, I'm guessing viruses and spyware.>>

It's called SmartScreen = anti-phishing + anti-malware.

blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008 ...

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