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[2]: Browser wars
by google_ninja on Tue 26th Feb 2008 14:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Browser wars"
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Web developers care about standards compliance, it has been shown that noone else really does.

What is important is that using IE6, especially pre XP SP2 was downright dangerous to peoples computers, and the word really got around. People were more then willing to put up with the performance issues of firefox if it meant that surfing the web didn't infest their machines with spyware. If MS makes a big enough splash with IE8, FF may start losing some of its windows base.

Honestly, if this boils down to technical superiority, my bets are on webkit. They need a better javascript engine, but when that comes their speed will beat IE (and totally pants FF), and their codebase is far cleaner then anything else out there.

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