Tuesday, May 27, 2008

IE8 is to be released in August 8th

Microsoft has revealed their plans to release the second beta of Internet Explorer 8 in August. The first preview version of IE8 was released back in March and it gave web developers a chance to see what Microsoft’s next generation browser had to offer. However, the next beta of IE8 is meant for normal web users to try out. It will have all the features that the browser will have when IE8 is finally released.

According to Reuters, Microsoft plans to adopt a policy which will deliver more regular updates to Internet Explorer users, like Firefox already does. I think that’s a step in the right direction since browser exploits are constantly uncovered and regularly releasing browser updates will help in patching them.

Just as a refresher, Internet Explorer 8 complies with web standards and passes acid2 test. The final release date for Internet Explorer 8 has not been set, but my guess is that it will be at sometime later this year

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