IE8 Beta has passed and an improved Internet Explorer 8 RC1 can’t come soon enough. I’ve struggled with compatibility mode provided with the beta version and Windows 7, but pages from Gmail and WordPress just don’t render. It’s especially frustrating to know that IE 8 RC1 is available for Vista 64 bit and XP 32 bit, but still not available for Windows 7 beta.
I’ve long been a fan of Internet Explorer and have been forced to use FireFox while working in Windows 7. IE 8’s inability to render pages which jump to the screen using FireFox 3 and probably IE 6 is wearing me out.
IE 8 has finally come of age with tabbed browsing and goes one further with color coding. Opening a new tab presents usable options that make sense, InPrivate Browsing, Google Search, Blog with Windows Live to name a few. Nice touch, but I still can’t get Internet Explorer to store passwords consistently. How hard can it be? Will my dreams of a fast IE ever be answered? I don’t know, but you can bet I’ll take a closer look by the next newsletter.
See you there
Download IE 8 RC 1 here: Internet Explorer 8 RC1.
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