The wait is almost over . After several months of beta testing ,upgrades , internet explorer 8 is final ready for download.
Microsoft says that internet explorer 8 final is faster than Firefox 3 ,Chrome and all other current browsers . And they have taken enough care to correct the security flaws and web page rendering capabilities of internet explorer 8 final before making it for the public to download . You can download internet explorer 8 final here.
Previous versions of internet explorer were well known for their poor web page rendering (IE6) and security flaws .Microsoft has almost fixed these issues in internet explorer 8 final .Microsoft is planning to release internet explorer 8 final through their Windows update program . But the schedule for update has not been decided yet .Internet explorer 8 and Windows media player 12 will be the default browser and media player in Windows 7 .
Features of internet explorer 8 final .
Internet explorer 8 final comes with lot of new features and others adapted from browsers like opera ,safari and Firefox .
As the name indicates , accelerators in internet explorer 8 will accelerate the user functions in the browser .Users can highlight any text and click on the blue accelerator link , then a set of suggestions will appear as shown below .
Improved phishing detection:
Phishing site detection in internet explorer 8 final is far superior than that in internet explorer 7 .Users will have the option to turn on or off the phishing filter .
Just like in last Firefox release , internet explorer 8 final concentrate more on user security .Turn on InPrivate Browsing and all your browsing history , files ,cookies etc, will be deleted after th completion of the session .
Web slices :
Web slices is a feature internet explorer 8 that is similar to the web page thumbnail preview in Opera browser ,but different in a sense .You can set you ebay auctions , live scores , stoke quotes etc. in a web slice and it will be automatically updated . You can access Web slices in internet explorer 8 as shown below .
Search suggestions :
Search suggestion is another important update in internet explorer 8 final version. Enter any term and select as source as shown below . IE 8 will automatically display some search suggestions for easy access.
Microsoft has reduced the size of internet explorer 8 download from the previous versions of internet explorers .
Currently you can download internet explorer 8 RC1 from here and I will immediately put the final download link after the official release later Today .
Download internet explorer 8 final .