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Internet Explorer 8 to be released today

 11:02 am on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

PC World article: [pcworld.com]
Users will be able to download IE8 in 25 languages at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday from Microsoft's IE Web site and its online download center.



 7:22 pm on Mar 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just tried it for the first time and found it does not allow me to scroll pages on this lap top by using the control pad. I ran into the same problem with Opera just before I stopped using it:(


 8:10 pm on Mar 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

The un-install of IE 8 is painless and the scrolling works again.


 7:37 pm on Mar 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have been using IE8 beta for a while now, and it is a pretty good browser. CSS handling is now much closer to that of Firefox or Opera, which means many css hacks could become obsolete.

Other than that, it is quite decent.


 4:21 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is it my system, or is anyone else not able to get the download to begin?

im wondering if my admins have a setting in place to stop automatic downloads...


 6:11 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

The scrolling issue is strange, I am able to scroll ok using my touchpad, perhaps this is a driver related issue, although I would have thought this unlikely.



 6:30 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I thought the scrolling issue was odd also. I did update the touchpad drivers, re-booted and had the same problem.
Doing searches for the problem only brought up similar issues with FireFox 3xx which work on this machine, no problem.


 8:18 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I still have win2000, so i guess i'm still stuck with IE6. Good thing I mostly use Firefox, only downside is testing my webpages. As far as the long install, its probably coz it's an uninstall and fresh install of the browser rather than an upgrade.


 10:11 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

My gmail problem is gone. I'm pretty sure google is the one that fixed that.


 9:55 am on Mar 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

Its pretty quick compared to other browsers


 10:37 pm on Mar 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

What is this ugly UI/blog design?

What is this incomprehensible post? Couldn't someone with a mastery of prose edit it?

And another IE?

No thanks, I am not in for this one.

I've actually stopped testing my site on any version of IE I don't have installed at work or at home. Simply because I test it on Firefox and expect my users to be on Firefox, and if they are not happy about what they see on IE, they can just switch browsers.

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