IE 8 is coming soon, but before Microsoft puts out its new Internet Explorer, the beta version is being tested. Currently, IE 8 beta 2 is out for testing from the public. It’s viewing is more aesthetically pleasing, but there are still some compatibility issues.
First, if you have Windows XP SP3 installed, you’ll need to uninstall Service Pack 3 first if you decided t uninstall IE 8 to go down to IE 7. This is not so convenient since SP3 takes approximately 20 minutes to uninstall. Further, Windows Live Meeting 2007 does not work with IE 8. This will hopefully be resolved in the next beta version.
On a positive note, there is a cool “InPrivate” feature which allows you to keep your browsing history and cache settings suspended. This means if you don’t want your site history to be saved during your Internet session, you just enable “InPrivate” via IE 8, and you’re protected. This will work well if you’re hiding a present for your loved one, or on a public or friend’s computer.
Overall, we’re waiting for better things to come from Internet Explorer so tech issues will be at a minimum with this product.