Thursday, March 19, 2009

Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8: New browser focuses on top customer needs, including security, ease of use and performance.

Check the full press release for highlights; there’s also a Walt Mossberg IE8 review in today’s WSJ.  With IE8 available today, it’ll be interesting to see detailed comparisons of the latest releases of the leading browsers on feature/function, security, performance, and other dimensions.

Today Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new Web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the Web today. It can be downloaded in 25 languages at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 starting at noon EDT on March 19. Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing concerns about online safety. A new study commissioned by Microsoft and the National Cyber Security Alliance and conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. shows that 91 percent of adults in the U.S. are concerned about online threats in the current economic climate, and 78 percent are more likely to choose a Web browser with built-in security than they were two years ago.

Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8: New browser focuses on top customer needs, including security, ease of use and performance.

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