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]: good
by MordEth on Wed 27th Feb 2008 03:27 UTC in reply to "RE: good"
MordEth
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2006-07-16

It sounds like your problem is not specific to Firefox, if you're having problems with Flash, etc. You may want to try uninstalling it and doing a clean install. I know someone who earlier this week suddenly had Windows tell him that the Firefox executable was not a valid win32 application (I talked him through reinstalling it), so don't be so quick to blame the application and not Windows. @.~

You might also try the nightly builds. I've been using them as my default browser for over two months, now, and they have some very spoiling features (the new location bar, for one) that are not duplicated in any other browser. It's unbelievably awesome to be able to type part of the title of a page to pull it from history in the location bar (e.g. a movie title to get pages on IMDb that do not contain this in their URL).

From what I've heard so far, the only notable feature about IE 8 will be that, if you include a tag that will fail validation, IE will finally give something close to standards support. I'm completely underwhelmed. Just one more flawed browser to support when designing pages.

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