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 PostPost subject: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:03 pm 
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According to Russian publication Wzor, Microsoft finalised Internet Explorer 8 on February 21st.

The final build that was prepared and passed to internal staff and partners is 8.0.6001.18691. Microsoft is reportedly readying this build for distribution via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before a general release to web.

The software giant released a final test build (RC1) last month before readying the RTM last week. According to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 includes the following enhancements:
-Faster Internet Explorer 8 is more responsive with new pages and tabs, opening up fast and reliably. You can now get to the information you care about most, in fewer steps; one click access to your webmail, favorite news sites or other online services.
-Easier Reduce the steps to accomplish many common tasks, and automate your access to real time information updates. You can keep track of your favorite sports team, news, weather with a single click.
-More Private Helps protect your privacy and confidential information where ever you go on the web.
-More Secure Helps protect and stop malicious software from reaching your PC, and makes it easier to detect when a website is an imposter.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:30 pm 
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Interesting... very interesting.

Looking forward to it :o

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 PostPost subject: Re: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:37 pm 
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It's just too bad IE8 isn't a very good browser in terms of performance. Now, I believe the benchmarks I've seen are from the non-final version, so there is chance for improvement, but the gaps were too large between the Safari 4 beta browser, Firefox 3, and Minefield. I commend MS for improving IE's performance a great deal from IE6 to IE7 to IE8, but I don't think it's going to be enough - especially considering the other aforementioned browsers run across multiple OSs.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:52 pm 
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What I have always noticed is that when a beta web browser comes out its speed is compared to old versions (Safari 3.2 always compared itself to Firefox 2 on the graph others have done the same) or not the latest betas.

That and it is about everyday use performance, not how fast you can run the SunSpider benchmark (what Safari uses for the test I believe).


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 PostPost subject: Re: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:43 pm 
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Sorry for bump, but IE8 will be released in March 19 starting with Wave 0. There will be 3 Waves, each wave will include releases for different languages.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:38 am 
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Thlump wrote:
Sorry for bump, but IE8 will be released in March 19 starting with Wave 0. There will be 3 Waves, each wave will include releases for different languages.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM        Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:52 am 
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http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx ... 621&pgno=1

It says March 19, and week of March 16 is crossed out. And it gives more accurate dates instead of the dates in your picture...

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