Internet Explorer 8 Released
Microsoft has officially released Internet Explorer 8. New features in this release include:
- Native support for JSON
- Improved standards support
- Faster than IE 7
- The address bar also functions as a search bar, a la Google Chrome
- Accelerators: mini-mashups for your browser
- Web slices allows you to retrieve information from a web page without actively visiting it.
- Private browsing, similar to Firefox and Chrome
- The SmartScreen Filter, which helps to protect against malware, phishing, and cross-site scripting.
On the downside IE 8 is the only current browser that fails the Acid 3 test. It is also one of the slowest browsers out there.
Previous coverage on IE 8:
You can download it here, or wait for it to become available via the Windows Update service.