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Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by fuzail, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. fuzail

    fuzail New Member

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    Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new Web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the Web today. It can be downloaded in 25 languages starting at noon EDT on March 19. As a side note, this release is not available for the current Windows 7 beta users and is only available for previous versions of Windows.
     
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    Its not the final Version. Its just RC1
     
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    It can be downloaded in 25 languages starting at noon EDT on March 19
     
  4. Ecstasy

    Ecstasy a.k.a VipER

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    Must be on beta phase I suppose...
     
  5. debsuvra

    debsuvra is NOT a PC/Mac

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    To clear your doubts, first I want to confirm that IE has reached RTM. It is going to release on 9.30 PM IST tonight.
     
  6. iMav

    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    As deb said, its the final version. Gonna come out today. :)
     
  7. Ponmayilal

    Ponmayilal Attitude matters

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    Already downloaded yesterday night and installad. Getting used to it still.
    Looks like there will be some incompatibility with sites designed for the earlier version/s.
    Atleast in one secure website I use daily the top line links is almost getting hidden by the links in the next line with just the top of the top line barely visible. Now I have to guess the links, very carefully and precisely move the mouse and click on them to open. I have to now memorise the links making life difficult for me.:))
     
  8. Dark Core

    Dark Core Freak Beta 1

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    Got hammered by IE8
    Downloaded and Installed IE8, it made my Network and Sharing Center Icon disappear from by task bar :-( but Internet works smoothly.. Using Vista.. Any idea to get it back guyzzz.
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    Got hammered by IE8
    Downloaded and Installed IE8, it made my Network and Sharing Center Icon disappear from by task bar :-( but Internet works smoothly.. Using Vista.. Any idea to get it back guyzzz.
     
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  9. iMav

    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    The option is under Start Menu options, not in VIsta right now so can't tell you where. Its a checkbox for the network icon. Incase the option is grayed out, then download this zip file which contains the registry fix.
     
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    Tnx iMav

    You Rock, how did u got solution for it.. Is the problem is faced by all those who had installed IE8

    And Yes Network icon had been grayed out and tnx for the download...
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    Tnx iMav

    You Rock, how did u got solution for it.. Is the problem is faced by all those who had installed IE8

    And Yes Network icon had been grayed out and tnx for the download...
     
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  11. Krazy_About_Technology

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    Hey guys, can anybody suggest a good free password manager plugin for IE 8, like there is sxipper for firefox, i really need it, but cant find it on google after many tries.
     
  12. gxsaurav

    gxsaurav You gave been GXified

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    Use AI RAoboform
     
  13. Krazy_About_Technology

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    I tried that, doesn't works properly many times. In 4 out of 10 times, it was unable to detect the login page of gmail. WTF! Besides, it is not free. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Ponmayilal Attitude matters

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    hmmmmm................. me too had many problems with IE8 on XP SP3.
    In many instances the compatibility mode failed to resolve out-of-place Menus in websites.
    Also while opening many sites "Internet Explorer encountered an error and will close down .... bla bla" appeared.
    Fed up I went back to IE 7.
    In reverting back to IE7 I had many problems.
    After quite a bit of troubleshooting time I restored the registry as it existed before installing IE8 and resolved all issues in IE7.( I keep registry back-ups for the last thirty days using ERUNT
    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/ and that saved me)
    Now I am back on IE7. Bye bye IE8.
    And the first thing I did after restoring IE7 was to backup the C drive which I had not done for more than a year:sad:. Had I taken a back-up before installing IE8,I could have reverted back in a jiffy.
    Now I have learnt my lesson.Thank you Microsoft:x
     
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  15. JAK

    JAK What the Heck !

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    Me too..
    installed IE8 and within 3 hours uninstalled it..:x
    Back to IE7..:grin:

    way to go Micro$hit..:twisted:
     
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    hmmm I installed IE8 (I don't have any plans to make it my default browser) and I must say, it is way better and faster than IE7 for me. :)
     
  17. shobhit kumar121

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    According to me the only unique thing about IE8 is the "In Private Browsing" feature!
     
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