Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Nov 2008 00:24 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft plans to offer one more public test version of Internet Explorer 8 before releasing the final version of the updated browser, the company said late Wednesday. The next test, essentially a "release candidate" version will come in the first quarter of 2009. That means the final release won't hit Microsoft's initial goal of finishing the browser this year. "Our next public release of IE (typically called a "release candidate") indicates the end of the beta period," general manager Dean Hachamovitch said in a blog posting, "We want the technical community of people and organizations interested in Web browsers to take this update as a strong signal that IE8 is effectively complete and done."
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RE: Poor guys!
by Hussein on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 17:35 UTC in reply to "Poor guys!"
Hussein
Member since:
2008-11-22

I hope they don't slip. I hate IE as much as the next guy, but any standards improvements in IE8 will go a long way in make everyone's life easier. We still have 75% of the population using this browser.

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RE[2]: Poor guys!
by lemur2 on Sun 23rd Nov 2008 23:09 in reply to "RE: Poor guys!"
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2007-02-17

I hope they don't slip. I hate IE as much as the next guy, but any standards improvements in IE8 will go a long way in make everyone's life easier. We still have 75% of the population using this browser.


I doubt it vey much.

IE7 has only recently passed IE6, and IE8 usage doesn't even register yet.

Firefox alone has significantly more than 25%, and more than any single version of IE.

If a significant number of people haven't yet moved off IE6, they are hardly going to be instant adopters of IE8 are they?

Finally ... IE8 still falls a long, long way short of standards compliance. It is significantly better than IE6 and even IE7, but still miles behind any other contemporary browser in use today with measurable market share.

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