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Three things I love about IE8 (as a technician)

Since I just (and I mean just) finished reformatting and installing the Windows 7 RTM on my desktop at work, I figured I'd leave things be and use Internet Explorer 8 for the rest of the day. Truth be told, it's a capable browser and works just fine for the majority of my web-based tasks. Plus, I've gained a bit of respect in the past couple weeks from what I've been able to do on my workbench as...

How to install a browser if you don't have a browser (Windows 7 E)

Once upon a time, the internet didn't just mean the World Wide Web. If you wanted to download a file, you could fire up a gopher or FTP session and connect to a remote computer, often using a command-line interface. Theoretically, you can still do that in some cases, but it's a dying art. And that leads to a basic question for many PC users in Europe: Since Microsoft will be shipping Windows 7 E...

You might hate it, but would you use IE8 for $10,000?

OK, so it's really just a chance to win $10,000 (Australian), but would you? You'll have to do a few things to get in the action. First, of course, you'll have to become a legal resident of Australia. The DIAC website can help you with the process. Once you've checked that off, you also have to follow @tengrand_IE8 on Twitter to get the daily clues and then put on your Columbo trench coat and use...

Cleeki simplfies searching and brings IE8 accelerators to Chrome

Now that extension support is baked in to Google Chrome, it's likely only a matter of time until we start seeing some really interesting ones appearing. We've already got a preliminary AdBlock and some notifiers, but Cleeki might be the most compelling extension to come along. Firefox and IE have been able to use Cleeki for ages. It's an excellent way to simplify searching while you browse....

Microsoft to push Internet Explorer 8 through automatic update

It's a week or so since Microsoft started sending out Internet Explorer 8 through Windows Automatic Updates for customers who installed early beta versions of the browser. But now the company is preparing to start pushing the update to users who still have older browsers including Internet Explorer 7 or 6 installed. The update should start showing up the third week of April for Windows users...

Microsoft pokes fun at the web, acknowledges what private browsing is for

Microsoft has put together a series of videos to promote the launch of Internet Explorer 8. The strategy? Poking a bit of fun at the things we spend our time doing on the internet, like looking at videos of hamsters dancing, ordering completely useless things on eBay, and replacing language with acronyms. Toward the end of the video above, several of the comedians tapped by Microsoft for the...

Shareaholic releases accelator for Internet Explorer 8

Shareaholic has long been a favorite Firefox addon of mine, and today its developers announced that Internet Explorer users can now get in on the social sharing goodness. Right-click anywhere on a page to call up the accelerator and you've got instant access to popular sharing options like Digg, Delicious, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter, and Yahoo Buzz. The email option is equipped to send via...

Internet Explorer 8 slips early on Windows Update

Despite what CNET announced ealier this week and what Microsoft has announced as the official release time for Internet Explorer 8's RTM (4pm GMT), I've just finished watching the installation wrap up on a system on my workbench via Windows Update. Due to the heavy server load Microsoft is anticipating, that wasn't supposed to happen right away. In case you're not excited about the prospect of...

Internet Explorer 8 coming today

More than a year after releasing the first public beta of Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft plans to give the browser a good and proper launching today at noon EDT. You'll be able to download the browser from the IE8 page at that time. Right now clicking the download link will get you Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1. Here are a few of the new features that Internet Explorer 8 offers: ...

Questionable Microsoft Chart proclaims IE8 is the fastest browser

There have been a lot of speed claims lately when it comes to web browsers - when Apple released Safari 4, I put half a dozen options through the paces to see who came out on top. IE8 didn't appear in my chart, because it handled the benchmarks so badly that I canceled them before its javascript engine seized up completely and cracked the block. "Hey, wait just a gosh darn minute!" shouts...

LiveSlices showcases useful web slices for IE8

One things I would have liked to include in Pimp Your IE8 was bigger list of webslices, but the collection at the Microsoft addon site isn't all that impressive. The crew at LiveSlices, on the other hand, has put together several that are well worth installing. Among their listings are slices for CNN headlines, Google News, new Flickr uploads, a slice for viewing Twitter updates, and one for...

Ask DLS: What do you make of IE8's giant incompatibility list?

It's no secret that Internet Explorer has a history of thumbing its nose at web standards. IE8 is supposed to change all that, bringing improved (how could it not be?) compliance. An unfortunate side effect, however, is that some sites that have been designed to display properly in IE7 (or older) don't look so hot in the new version. I particularly like one excerpt from the IEBlog: Site owners...

Pimp Internet Explorer 8 Part 2: accelerators, slices, and search

Before we get started on Part 2, one more note for IE7 users: the Mycroft search additions at the end of this page will work just fine for you, too! Accelerators are handy little addons that - surprise, surprise - make getting certain tasks done a little bit quicker and easier. EMail Accelerators - AOL, GMail, and Live Mail accelerators make sending content to your friends quick and easy. ...

Coming soon: Internet Explorer 8 RC1

It look as though Microsoft is ready to officially release Internet Explorer 8. In a post on the IEblog, Microsoft UX and Compatibility Manager Frank Olivier seems to indicate that the countdown has begun. In discussing a glitch in IE8 on Windows 7 where the whitehouse.gov drop-down menus don't hide properly, he states that "the version of IE8 in Windows 7 Beta is somewhat older than the...

Wikipedia gets WebSlices, or at least one WebSlice

Want to see how that newfangled WebSlices in Internet Explorer 8 work? Just fire up IE8 beta and surf on over to Wikipedia, where you can find a WebSlice in an article on the Acid3 internet standards test. Blogger Long Zheng brought the new feature to our attention. Here's how it works. When you visit a page with an embedded WebSlice, like the Acid3 Wikipedia page, a little purple symbol will...