Microsoft Releases IE 8 to Combat Rival Browsers

35 thoughts on “Microsoft Releases IE 8 to Combat Rival Browsers”

  1. I tried the Beta 1 and 2 of Internet Explorer 8 and it was really a facelift that brought new positive changes. However, competing browsers continue to upgrade as well. I like the speed of Chrome and Safari, hope IE 8 will be able to cope with this.

  2. “VANCOUVER, BC — It took a while longer but Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 did not survive the hacker onslaught at this year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest.

    A security researcher named “Nils” (he declined to provide his full name) performed a clean drive-by download attack against the world’s most widely used browser to take full control of a Sony Vaio machine running Windows 7.

    He won a cash prize and got to keep the hardware. Details of the vulnerability, which was described by contest sponsor TippingPoint ZDI as a “brilliant IE8 bug!” are being kept under wraps.

    Several members of Microsoft’s security response team were on hand to witness the successful exploit.”

    So much for IE8 “security”. Hacked on the eve of its release date at PWN2OWN contest, LOL.

  3. I have installed IE8 for several months now. There is absolutely no compelling reason to use it. Opera, Chrome and Firefox are all better than IE8. Compared to the other browsers, IE8 still feels slower and clunky.

  4. I have installed IE8 for several months now. There is absolutely no compelling reason to use it. Opera, Chrome and Firefox are all better than IE8. Compared to the other browsers, IE8 still feels slower and clunky.

  5. My employer is still using IE6. I’m actually afraid of what will happen with IE8 on our intranet.

    When I am required to use IE7 or IE8 later this year I can rest assured that at least there’s some more competition in the browser area and I can at least stop worrying about all the extra time coding for IE6 because management only uses that browser.

  6. I been using IE8 for a couple of weeks. NOW it’s working ok but it screwed up settings for online games with a save pop-up. I do computer re-programs and find IE8 good [once tweeked] not great. However it IS very secure for the average user [the ones that keep filling up computer with spam n mal.]
    The glorified graphics a left over of Vista [for sales lol]
    Overall not to bad.

  7. I have downloaded IE 8 twice now and am using it with little trouble. My question is: how come I keep getting asked to downlaod IE8 if I already have it on my system? This gets very annoying. Thanks for your help.
    Sam

  8. I have IE7 and it stopped working. I’m a Chrome or Opera guy but use IE on occasion when creating new web pages or a new site just to see how the pages render in IE. Microsoft could be trying to get me to upgrade to IE8 … or their product could have just died due to suckitude. Hard to tell.

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