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[3]: Browser wars
by sakeniwefu on Tue 26th Feb 2008 08:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Browser wars"
sakeniwefu
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2008-02-26

WTF(riend)?
What I am suggesting is that FF3 will have problems to contest IE8 in the Windows platform if IE8 is the second-coming everyone's suggesting and FF3 keeps being just good.
If Microsoft does as usual and keeps IE8 to Vista users as a way to push Vista adoption, FF4 will have a chance of optimizing for speed and be back into competition in the Windows arena before XP gets phased out.
In Linux, and free-OSes in general, FF has a virtual monopoly, and there's no chance of Windows-only IE8 ever contesting it.
Of course this all assumes that the information about fastest and more compliant than ever IE8 is true.

Edited 2008-02-26 08:48 UTC

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