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IE8 released

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IE8 released

The full version of IE8 is now out at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx
What do people think?
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Re: IE8 released

I suppose I am going to have to try it to see if my site works in normal mode  Sad
lingbob
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Re: IE8 released

Installed it yesterday and it's a case of so far so good.
Nothing appears to be broken - yet!
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Re: IE8 released

I've installed it too only use it for creating a connection my work VPN and it manages that OK.

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techguy
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Re: IE8 released

Also did so yesterday but it came up with a message it had installed without updates and recommended I visit Windows Update, I rebooted and did so and no updates were available.
Did anyone else see this message?
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Re: IE8 released

can you easily install it so you can still use IE7 ? - so we can all test our websites without resorting to non standard fixes - like we have done to still use IE6 for testing.
lingbob
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Re: IE8 released

Quote from: techguy
Also did so yesterday but it came up with a message it had installed without updates and recommended I visit Windows Update, I rebooted and did so and no updates were available.
Did anyone else see this message?

Yep, I got exactly the same message and, after checking for updates, there weren't any.
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techguy
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Re: IE8 released

Cheers Road Runner
@Mal it doesn't offer an install location option (or I didn't see one) so it looks as though its 8 or nothing, MS are pushing it out as a critical security update (probably next patch tuesday)
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Re: IE8 released

Quote from: mal0z
can you easily install it so you can still use IE7 ?

For testing, there's a Virtual PC Hard Disk Image available from Microsoft with IE8.
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Re: IE8 released

Pressing F12 is interesting if you are into web design as you can see all the source code scripts etc it a bit like the old Netscape were you had a hml editor built in.
Just having a play wit hit I havent worked out if you can save changes to the page yet
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Re: IE8 released

That's pretty useful thanks Samuria Smiley
I also quite like the fact that it highlights the domain you are in.

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