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IE 8 Pulled Out of the Fire

I've been getting mail from dozens of IE 8 beta and release candidate users and the reports aren't good. The pre-release software was flakier than French pastry. So I asked you all to report how well the finished product performs. Somehow, Microsoft pulled off a massive turnaround. This puppy is fast, stable and compatible.

This probably isn't enough to sway Firefox and Chrome fans, but for IE shops it looks like a nice step forward. With IE 8 looking solid and Windows 7 on the way, Microsoft is looking at a major desktop redemption. Tell me where I'm wrong at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on March 23, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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