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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: Alternative?
by TLZ_ on Tue 26th Feb 2008 08:25 UTC in reply to "Alternative?"
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"a download sidebar"
It's there, only that it's called "Transfers".
If it is really important for you for it to be caleld "Downloads" you can change that in the language file. ;)

What about the UI? It uses a bit different approach than FF, but is really quite flexible. (You can get it to look like FF if that's what you want.)

When if comes about having the wrong "feeling" it might be the way Opera behaves when closing tabs? Personally it's something I love about it, but it *is* customizeable.
Look here: http://operawatch.com/news/2008/02/firefox-like-tab-behavior-now-in...

That's all I can help though. If you look at the web you'll probably be able to tweak Opera to your needs, and I at least don't think Opera feels at bloated. (Otherwise I guess you could try FF3, it had fixes on some memory leak stuff and that's probably what's causing the "bloated feeling" anyway.)

As KDE is coming for Windows you'll eventually get WebKit for Windows in more adapted UI. (Safari looking like Windows.)

Edited 2008-02-26 08:27 UTC

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