Category: Internet Explorer
Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.
Effectiveness results (more is better)
Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading
While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.
Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.
As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.
Although a new version of Internet Explorer has been launched few days ago, many people are still unaware of it and keep using IE6. As a result, web developers are forced to use specific (IE only) stylesheets and hacks.
Today ComputerWorld.com has posted a complete review of the new IE8 features. For instance: tabs isolation (Chrome alike), address bar improvements, closer tabs re-opening, accelerators, web slices, new security, privacy features and much more as well as reviewer’s conclusion of browser itself.
With all the rumors spreading around, Hachamovitch has confirmed to Ars that the next version of Internet Explorer (IE9) won’t use an open source engine called Webkit.
It was also stated that Internet Explorer 8 is not the last version of IE as some might thought.
With the launch of Internet Explorer 8 Final, Techarp has published a release schedule of Microsoft’s new web browser.
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Microsoft today announced the availability of Internet Explorer 8. The following release can be downloaded in 25 languages from IE8 home page at noon today (EDT).
Latest Microsoft web browser introduces features like web slices, instant search, inprivate browsing, automatic crash recovery and more as well as improved security and performance.