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#1 groovicus

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:28 AM

Since this seems to have been missed, IE8 was released last Thursday:
IE8 download
Just a note, Windows 7 is not quite ready for IE8, which is not surprising considering that Windows 7 is not even a release candidate yet.

Microsoft has decided to move their parsing engine more towards a standards compliant model which once again will put them in the unenviable position of "dammed if you do, dammed if you don't". They are "dammed if you do" because some websites are not going to work properly. That is not Microsoft's fault; that is the fault of the developer who chose to not create web pages that consisted of properly formed and validated HTML. Here is a blog post that sums it up quite nicely:
IE8 Blog

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:37 AM

For those of you using Spybot Search & Destroy's Immunize features and/or Spyware Blaster or IE-SPYADS, you may want to read the following article written by Corrine at Security Garden before installing IE8.

There is high CPU usage if you use SpyBot Search and Destroy with Immunization. The response by Eric Law, MSFT, was provided in following her report at Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now:

@Donna: We have determined that there is a problem with the SpyBot Search and Destroy "innoculate" feature which puts 10000 domains in the restricted sites list.

*** It's possible that this might be causing the performance problems on startup that some folks are reporting here. ***


Similarly, IE8 will not load fast or it will hang if restricted sites exist in the IE Restricted Sites zone, e.g. using IE-SPYAD or Spyware Blaster.


Source: http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2009/03...-donts-and.html
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:31 PM

Oh Joy! Oh rapture unforeseen!
I will stick with Firefox.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:01 PM

Oh Joy! Oh rapture unforeseen!


I'm happy you're happy. That is what I live for.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:15 PM

Oh Joy! Oh rapture unforeseen!


I was about to say that was a Bioshock reference.

I guess I'll be sticking with my inferior IE6 for a while then (foolish me) :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

Is this giong to be a Windows Update for Vista in the future.
I don't want IE8 so I'll have to change my update settings if it is.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:27 PM

Since this seems to have been missed, IE8 was released last Thursday:


Hey groovicus -

It was somewhat mentioned Thrusday the 19th on BC, h e r e by roc1911.


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 08:29 PM

Is this giong to be a Windows Update for Vista in the future.
I don't want IE8 so I'll have to change my update settings if it is.


Good question, MishY -

on another board, one user stated that she had gotten it through automatic update, so it would appear that your concern is warranted.


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:49 PM

No notice of a Vista Auto update thus far, I saw the release at /. but paid little attention since it was Friday and i do updates on Saturday and Sunday (more time online), but when I checked the updates last night there wasn't one.


reason for edit: bleeping touchpad is touchy

Edited by BlackSpyder, 22 March 2009 - 10:54 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:34 AM

:thumbsup: it screw w spywareblaster...

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

Having installed IE8 I now find that sites using Java will no longer load. I cannot find a solution to this.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:34 AM

http://www.techweb.com/article/showArticle...mp;section=News
IE8 Users Downgrade To Explorer 7

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 appears to be losing market share, even though the browser has been on the market for less than a week.

As of 8:00 am Monday, IE8 -- released Thursday -- held 1.86% of the browser market, down from a high of 2.59% on Sunday, according to market watcher Net Applications. The most likely reason for the decline is that early adopters of IE8 are switching back to the more familiar, and --at this point -- reliable Explorer 7 browser.

Entire article in link above
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

IMHO. I never auto update anything. I like to pick and choose what I down load. I'm going to keep I.E. 7 until all the bugs are out of 8. (XP-PRO-3)




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