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IE 8 Gets a Date

IE 8 is edging closer to release, and the reaction to the news has been mixed. Some are excited about a safer, more reliable, more capable Microsoft browser, while others see just more bloated, insecure software.

Meanwhile, many are giving Google's Chrome a whirl and finding it clean and fairly fast, but way short on features. In fact, I did a long analysis of Chrome based entirely on Redmond Report readers' feedback.

An IE 8 release candidate (which is more polished than beta code but not quite ready for release -- so it really should just be called a late beta) is due out the first quarter of next year. For me, I'll wait for fully finished code before blasting or toasting the new release.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 24, 2008 at 11:52 AM