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Internet Explorer 8 ?!

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Yes, Internet Explorer 8.
As Windows needs to keep up with its opponents they thought they take it to the next level.
Read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/produc ... nstall.htm
and here:
http://www.apcmag.com/8395/ie8_beta_1_t ... nshot_tour

But is it as good as it should be?
Seems nothing like it:
http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/3 ... f69498.jpg
http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/3 ... 0d4c64.jpg
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I have a feeling that this:
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is the only new "feature" in IE8. :lol: :lol:
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It does pass the Acid 2 test, here's some more info from the devs: http://qik.com/video/32353

I noticed some bugs which B1 inherited from IE7, but it's still beta. I have the impression they're finally trying to do their best, I'm just hoping that's good enough. By the way, it's Opera's lawsuit that made IE switch to Standards Mode by default.
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I scanned the information in the link and it seems Microsoft have screwed up like they always do. I don't see how the new rendering engine is closer to standards if it can't render google maps in any viewable form.
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Why are people already expecting IE8 to be working perfectly? It's a beta.
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People don't expect it to work perfectly but they want it to. Enough is enough!
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jaunty_mellifluous wrote:People don't expect it to work perfectly but they want it to. Enough is enough!
That's why beta software is offered at your own risk. Also, this isn't even a beta release targeted at the general audience yet. Wait for the real beta, and then complain.
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IE8 B1 is week-old news, but i must say that it serves me well with my internet browsing. i dont do google-maps or anything like that, mainly just browsing phpbb and my site. :D ;)
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It seems that MS is finally intending to do something right with IE. I've been using Firefox for about 5 years, but IE conforming to standards will definitely help its longevity (as it seems more users are switching to Firefox these days). Until bookmarks are no longer saved as individual files however, I'm still not even close to switching.

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Quillz wrote:Why are people already expecting IE8 to be working perfectly? It's a beta.
Indeed it is, but when they released it, it wasn't even close to being a beta. It could only load the most simplistic html sites. So now they already gave it a bad name by releasing it too early.
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Hope it's better than IE7, which crashes frequently on 2 computers I own.
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I use FF now and will still be using it over 10 years. No matter how great IE will be..

Mainly because it does what it needs to do, and if you want more then you can download add ons for free. Also no problems
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Rotsblok wrote:I use FF now and will still be using it over 10 years. No matter how great IE will be..

Mainly because it does what it needs to do, and if you want more then you can download add ons for free. Also no problems
That's a relatively naive statement in an ever-changing technological world. ;) While I certainly don't plan on using IE in the future, I won't rule out the possibility. Who knows what might happen with the internet 5 or 10 years from now. Firefox could become the piece of junk, which is unlikely due to forking ability, but it's still a possibility. Locking yourself into one program is not a good idea, which is why I like to keep myself proficient in multiple programs, whether proprietary or open source.

The coding scheme really doesn't matter to me (though OSS is preferred). I use products that are good products. Plain an simple. Should IE become the best browser out there 5 years from now, I'll be using it.

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That is indeed true. Although if this is what they have come up with I will stick to Firefox for a long time too.
But who knows huh? Maybe this is a real early béta and they are developing hard on it, maybe it will get better, but they just did not give us a good insight on what it was, so we were disappointed. Since it clearly is not finished yet, by far.
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Semi_Deus wrote:That is indeed true. Although if this is what they have come up with I will stick to Firefox for a long time too.
But who knows huh? Maybe this is a real early béta and they are developing hard on it, maybe it will get better, but they just did not give us a good insight on what it was, so we were disappointed. Since it clearly is not finished yet, by far.
Yeah, Its finished when its finished!
Hope its beter, ofcourse,
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