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[4]: Browser wars
by ba1l on Tue 26th Feb 2008 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Browser wars"
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Sorry - I obviously misunderstood what you were saying.

I really don't think anyone can say that IE 8 will be any better than Firefox 3 at this stage, based only on a couple of blog posts by the IE development team.

The performance and standards-compliance bars have been set very high by Opera, and by the latest development snapshots of both Firefox and Safari. The chances of Microsoft being able to beat everyone else on the first go are virtually zero, especially considering the head start everyone else has.

Even if IE 8 does turn out to be comparable to modern versions of Firefox, Safari, and Opera, that's good too. At least we won't all be held back by IE as much as we are today.

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