Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2008 22:09 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has sent an e-mail to a select number of its previous beta testers regarding the upcoming release of IE8 beta 1. "We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process."
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RE: Browser wars
by google_ninja on Mon 25th Feb 2008 23:58 UTC in reply to "Browser wars"
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The browser wars are really just getting geared up again.
It actually really seemed like IE wasn't even going to be in the running this time around (IE7 can be summed up as "It sucks less"), but from all reports, IE8 is going to be very fast, very secure, and very standards compliant. Webkit is lightning fast, very standards compliant, and with some big js improvements coming down the pipe is turning into a very compelling choice. FF3 isn't going to be standing still on standards and will pass acid2, finally tracking down the memory and stability issues, and offering native UIs on every platform.

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