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Posted August 28th, 2008 at 04:48 AM by Hiroshi Sotomura
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I should get into the habit of typing everything (besides forum posts) in Tahoma. Like Erica does. ;o (This is my first blog post to do so.)

http://www.pokecommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=223&pictureid=8453
Screenshot of Internet Explorer 8

So seriously. Try out Internet Explorer 8. Beta 2 just released. Forget what you hear about Firefox being more secure - it's not. Forget that people say Internet Explorer displays sites improperly - IE8 doesn't (and IE7 did a bit of a good job trying). And just because it isn't open source, that's no reason to dump it either. (It's a very idiotic reason, sorry to say.)

Oh, and it's very safe even when it's unstable. If it crashes, IE8 Beta 22 can recover the browser in the state it was before it crashed.

If you like beta software, definitely give it a spin.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/worldwide-sites.aspx

(Oh, and I'm trying it on my laptop, not the Mac.)
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  1. Old Comment
    Sweet, me likes. It runs even faster than Firefox
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 05:28 AM by Musaki Kidosho Musaki Kidosho is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Buoysel's Avatar
    I've always been a big fan of Fire Fox. Mainly because of its built in spellchecker, But I'll give it a shot.
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 05:44 AM by Buoysel Buoysel is offline
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    Hiroshi Sotomura's Avatar
    Musaki: It does? Never saw that in action.

    kcander90: Oh yeah, and the plugins too.

    IE seriously needs its plugin architecture redone/re-explained. :x
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 06:11 AM by Hiroshi Sotomura Hiroshi Sotomura is offline
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    Buoysel's Avatar
    What plugins?

    So far I can't get it to load any website. I am using Firefox on the same computer with no problem, and the Network Diagnostics for Windows says that there is no problem with my internet connection. So far, IE8 is a dud.
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 06:21 AM by Buoysel Buoysel is offline
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    Lucy Lu's Avatar
    Meh, I might give it a try. I am still fan of FireFox though. I recently had to go back to FF2 because there were still some bugs to work on FF3. But maybe I should try IE8...

    I don't know. XD
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 06:47 AM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    Netto Azure's Avatar
    Nah I think I'll pass I prefer FF. IE is waaay to bloated after being patched like crazy by MS. And it's targeted by black-hatters more than FF since it's used by MOAR peeps. But hey theres always Safari or Opera... It's just that FF is relatively newer than IE that I prefer it...
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 11:14 AM by Netto Azure Netto Azure is offline
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    Zanacross's Avatar
    I will never use IE8

    NEVER
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 04:30 PM by Zanacross Zanacross is offline
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    It does actually run faster, It loads pages faster as well.
    Posted August 29th, 2008 at 01:42 AM by Musaki Kidosho Musaki Kidosho is offline
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    Rukario's Avatar
    now lets compare it to Google Chrome..

    For the IE fans, IE8 is a great improvement.. much better W3 and CSS compliance and a bit faster then its predecessors all while somewhat increasing its security. (still has active-x so I dunno about that one)
    Posted September 7th, 2008 at 11:23 AM by Rukario Rukario is online now
 

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