9/25/23, Yom Kippur: UES & SOHO repair centers are closed / Midtown will be open

Get ready for Internet Explorer 8: A bust in our opinion

Internet Explorer 8 is already out in beta form.  We would have added a big “Yipee!,” but openly can scream “Copycat!” instead.  IE 8 looks like just Mozilla’s Firefox, but on steroids.  It restores crashed website sessions, downloads files while surfing on other tabbed browsers, and is more graphic-intensive. 

The big difference that Internet Explorer provides that Firefox doesn’t is the following:

  • provides slices or pop-up windows featuring RSS-feed like preferences
  • new favorites bar that allows links to files on your desktop
  • activities section that features Live Maps and Microsoft Live
  • easy-to-find domains (www. and .com are grayed out)

Overall, the interface is glossier and chock-full of buttons and drop-downs.  We like it because it’s more like Firefox; however, it fails in that the fluff sometimes gets in the way of a larger viewing surface like Firefox.  In the end, we’d wait for IE to have patches or applied the necessary fixes for IE8 or else you’re bound to have a computer crash.

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