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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:51 AM

Howdy,

Windows update tells me IE-8 is now available for download. Before I do that I wanted to check with Bleeping Computer members to see if anyone has downloaded IE-8 and what they think of it.

Thanks in advance for any input.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:07 PM

I just installed it yesterday...I have no complaints and I can see that it's an improvement over IE 7, as far as features go.

Not to mention the security angle.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:34 PM

Thanks for the reply hamluis.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:12 PM

Absolutely no problems with it since I downloaded and installed. Runs smoothly with my Avast and Superantispyware. Seems faster than IE6 and I know it's a lot safer. I only use it when I have to as FX is my default browser. But open IE8 occasionally to learn what all is new in it. It has yet to not load a page OK for me, so I haven't gotten to try out the Compatibility Button yet. Opens up in 2-3 seconds flat, which is much faster than my FX loads.

Some further insights on IE8 here: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22308815-IE-8-Pros-and-cons

Edited by buttoni, 29 April 2009 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:43 PM

IE8 has been fine for me, both the pre-release version integrated into the Win7 beta, and the release version on XP.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:48 AM

Thanks for the replies. I am going to give it a try.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:57 AM

I used it for awhile, the only problem I had was it kept losing the cookies on websites. I had to sign in everyday on sites that I normaly would not have to. I checked around and found it was a common problem. I removed it and went back to IE7, maybe they fixed the cookie problem, I have not heard... :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:24 AM

I just read that on the link buttoni provided plus some security issues were mentioned.

I may stick with IE-7 for a while longer.

Edited by Dennis H, 30 April 2009 - 05:25 AM.


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:01 AM

I have IE since its required for windows update and a few more sites. I hated IE7 but am very pleasantly surprised with IE8. Though I stick with Chrome, IE8 is a better alternative than IE7 (faster!).

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#10 Dennis H

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:54 AM

If/when I decide to download IE-8, do I need to go to add/remove and remove IE-7 first or will IE-8 overwrite IE-7 ?


Thanks,

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:36 AM

It automatically updates IE7 to IE8 (at least in XP, dont know for vista).

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

IE8 is best IE version till now. Its more secure and its faster.
If you don't do something wrong/stupid to become infected/hijacked, there is no reason to complain.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:50 PM

I completely agree Romeo. A browser is as safe as its user.

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