Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 22:09 UTC, submitted by mrmeander
Internet Explorer IE8 has emerged from beta, with the arrival of its first release candidate. The IE development team now considers the browser platform- and feature-complete, but won't say how long untill it goes gold. PCMag.com got an early look and has posted a full review of Internet Explorer 8 RC1. The release candidate differs only slightly from beta 2, most notably in its InPrivate browsing feature, compatibility view, and improved performance. The browser has also been made more secure, and it gives users convenient new ways to use web resources. IE8's color-coded tab system, improved address bar, and enhanced privacy protections are noteworthy.
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RE[2]: so far so good
by poundsmack on Mon 26th Jan 2009 23:10 UTC in reply to "RE: so far so good"
poundsmack
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IE8 was never inteneded to pass the Acid3 but indtead it's focus was on the Acid2 (which it passes). IE8 gets a 20 on the Acid3 (a slight step up frmo the 14 it got with beta 2). Acid2 is the important one, 3 really hasnt come into play enough to worry about yet...

Edited 2009-01-26 23:22 UTC

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