Microsoft has officially released beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8 and is available in the following languages,
- Simplified Chinese
Following Operating Systems are supported:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows Vista x64
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 x64
One of the most talked about new features is InPrivate Browsing, which enables you to browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8’s InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won’t accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace.
Will you be using InPrivate Browsing mode? I think I will pass. I don’t need to use the said mode on any browser on my Home PC or on my laptop but yes on a Public Computer say in an Internet Cafe the said mode will be handy. Other than that, the way it is being marketed sounds funny.
True, it’s final version has been officially released by Microsoft. You can read a review about it at Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows
It looks very good indeed. I have not downloaded it yet, will take me 2-3 hours perhaps to get the download done with my dear stupid dial-up. I plan a few additions on my website very soon insha’Allah, but I have to complete other things before making final those additions. Pray I am able to spend equal time with everything that requires my attention. To all those friends and users who are using Internet Explorer 6 as their default browser. Please upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 as soon as possible.
It has many new features and functions esp. Security wise, it’s far better than the old Internet Explorer, the version 6. To those users (like me) who moved to Firefox, or Opera. I don’t think they’ll make themselves come back permanently to IE7 because both Firefox & Opera offer complete customization of the browser to user’s requirements. Firefox being more customizable than Opera here. Well, it will be the G33KS who like to see everything customized to their brain who won’t come back to IE7. As for other usual users, IE7 is good enough to use and esp. for the one’s who are still stuck with using IE6. IE7′s user interface might be a little confusing for the usual IE6 users, but just upgrade to it n play around with it, get used to the new UI.
Users with pirated versions of Windows will not be able to install IE7 without bypassing WGA check. Well, good luck with that! If you are able to by pass it that is. Here are the links…
For other Windows, use the official website and guide yourself to the download page.