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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so far so good
by poundsmack on Mon 26th Jan 2009 22:24 UTC
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

win xp sp3 and vista sp1:

so far uses about 25% less ram or so with 5+ tabs. (diminishing returns at 50+ tabs, but still usues less ram than 7).
pages render quicker, much quicker.
some people say Gmail isnt working right, but i haven't had any issues with it.

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RE: so far so good
by WorknMan on Mon 26th Jan 2009 23:08 in reply to "so far so good"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

How standards-compliant is it now when compared to past versions, as well as the competition? I hear the Opera 10 beta is getting a 100 score on Acid3. I'm not a web developer, but I have been lead to believe that this actually means something ;) Just wondering how IE8 is doing in this regard.

Edited 2009-01-26 23:08 UTC

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RE[2]: so far so good
by poundsmack on Mon 26th Jan 2009 23:10 in reply to "RE: so far so good"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

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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