Windows & Interoperability: eWEEK Labs' Tests of Microsoft IE 8 Show Web Browser Is a Must-Upgrade

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-03-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nearly three years after shipping Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft has updated its flagship Web browser with the release of IE 8. Based on tests of this final release and the previous RC and beta code, it's clear that IE 8 is possibly the best Web browser that Microsoft has released since IE 5. For anyone currently using IE 7, IE 8 is a must-upgrade, as it improves greatly on that version and includes many features that improve the usability and the security of the Web browser. However, while IE 8 is a big improvement over previous versions of IE, it may not be enough to pull over users of other browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari. By Jim Rapoza
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs' Tests of Microsoft IE 8 Show Web Browser Is a Must-Upgrade

 
eWEEK Labs' Tests of Microsoft IE 8 Show Web Browser Is a Must-Upgrade
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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