IE8 Beta download

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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I've just started using the new IE8 beta from MS and so far it seems an improvement over IE7. There are some new functionalities, like if you highlight a line, as if your going to copy and paste, a little button appears with a menu. I'm still getting used to it so I'm still discovering all of the new toys.... Those wishing to try it for themselves can get it here:
    Internet Explorer 8 Beta: Home Page

    Just to add, this is more of a release for developers and please remember this is a beta. Further releases for us mere mortals are in the pipeline.
    More info' about IE8 with a tour of whats new is here:
    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 - Tour | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com
    Here is a short video on IE8 by one of the dev' team:
    First Look: Internet Explorer 8 | Larry Larsen | Channel 10
     
  2. superbill

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    Hi Kemical

    Thanks for that.
    Although I tend to use Firefox before IE, this IE8 Beta looks very promising indeed.
    It seems to load pages quicker and I am going to have a close look at the "Activities" and "Web Slices".

    Has anyone else out there give it a go -- let us know what you think!!
     
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    Hi superbill,

    I'm getting to like it more and more.. I've never tried Firefox maybe I'll give it a look over one day.
     
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    I'm also using IE 8..
    Have you had any issues with links not appearing on web pages? I noticed this when I went to install Adobe Flash player, on their page the download "pushbutton" link was missing. I had to use the emulate IE7 button on toolbar and restart IE to be able to find link. [​IMG]
     
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    I think your right about getting certain problems without running the IE7 emulator. I was trying to download the Crysis 1.2 patch the other day and man, I was getting bounced all over the place. I started running with the IE7 button pushed and hey presto. Still, it is only beta stage so...
     
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    I have not and probably won't install IE8 until the final code is released but a heads up on an article I read the other day said that with Windows Update, some users who installed IE8 could not update Windows. Windows Update was asking for IE7. I think the article said that you could tell IE8 to "say it is IE7" (for lack of better phrasing) but just something to keep in mind I guess.
     
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    Hi, thats what we are discussing above.. As you rightly say, it seems better to run the app with the IE7 emulator running. I did get an update for defender the other day though, so the updates are still getting through.
     
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    I haven't had any update issues so far...[​IMG]
     
  9. kemical

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    Hmm.... I found a Trojan today after doing a virus scan.. Not sure if this is anything to do with IE8 but I'm monitering the situation and thought I'd best let you guys know
     
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    Thanks...I'll run Panda and scan my junk and see what I come up with. [​IMG]
     
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    Hi fatboy,

    hope you don't find anything... I was a bit shocked to find the trojan as I keep my system running pretty clean (or so I thought), it was hiding in my CPU-Z folder...:eek: People who make these things aught have their balls cut off.
     
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    I didn't find anything and yeah they should have their balls cut off and fed to 'em.:mad:
     

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