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Old 10-17-2008
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Has anyone tried the Beta 2 of internet exploder 8?
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I havent tried out the new IE8 yet, but I have heard it is a resource monster. I look forward to reading some reviews on internet exploder 8.
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http://www.vistahelpforum.com/showpo...65&postcount=1


I asked this question 6 days ago.........nobody answered, so yes obviously I have and am continuing to try it.

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In August I installed IE8 beta 2 on my lowish specification, dual-boot XP and Vista laptop and a lot of web pages suffered freezes, had corrupted text and heavy shadows. Compatibility made no difference. I couldn’t use the Home Page drop down menu to select one of my 5 sites. Eventually I gave up in despair as beta 1 previously misbehaved as well.
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I don't know which version you installed but the RC2 of IE 8 beta was released in |Sept, althought originally intended for Aug. it didn't make it.
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In August I installed IE8 beta 2 ..........
As I said above.
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Cyclic....is IE 8 being released with windows 7. What are the major differences between 7 and 8 if any? I never try beta versions of any thing for the simple fact there is no help because almost all ways something gets messed up.
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Supposedly the 2 projects are being released on their own when they have gone Gold (all beta testing done and most bugs removed), but whilst IE8 will be available to Vista users as free update it will come as part of Windows 7 too.
I noticed that IE8 was considerably faster than 7 and the tabbed browsing has been improved. There is a new search tool which I found useful, when you highlight a word or words, a search menu comes up which is configurable to include whichever search engines you want, so searching becomes a simple highlight and click the named engine you want, on closing the search window you are left back where you started. Whilst there will be some bugs and bits left, I have to say I didn't notice anything unusual or out of sorts, it just seems a lot better than former versions.
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lots of bugs and errors
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I don't find it so, what can you tell us about these bugs and errors, it's handy to know about.

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