Monday, February 2, 2009

Internet Explorer 8.0 Release Candidate available for download

The folks in Redmond have been at work for a while now to the follow up to Internet Explorer 7.0

The result of all that hard work is now available here. Although it is a beta release candidate, it supposedly is about as close to the real thing as you can get. Here is Microsoft's official description of what you get from the download:


Release candidate software is at a stage in the development process where it is ready to be evaluated by users while it undergoes final testing.

Internet Explorer 8 RC1 is now platform and feature complete and this is your opportunity to be among the first to try out the new browser before its final release. Install it today and take it for a test drive. We think you'll agree that it's faster, safer, and easier to use than ever. If you don't like it you can easily uninstall it whenever you want. Uninstall instructions can be found at our support page for Internet Explorer 8 RC1.

To ensure your browser is up to date, all RC1 users will be automatically updated with the final version of Internet Explorer 8 via Windows Update so you'll always have the latest version of the browser.

We understand if you feel uncomfortable installing release candidate software. Check this website in the coming months to see when the final version of Internet Explorer 8 is available."

I've been using FireFox for a while now both on my Windows machines and on my Mac, but if you are an IE user, it may behoove you to check it out. More info and the download are available here.

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