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Just got IE8, not too happy

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by darkmobius, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. darkmobius

    darkmobius Regular Member

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    I actually downloaded and gave IE 8 beta a try. It was fine until I found a bug where when right clicking on text/image links, it crashes my IE everytime. As well as the Forum Jump no longer work unless I use one of the new features called Compatibility View and view as IE7 again.

    Disappointing but then again its microsoft what can i expect.
    I've also written a small review about it if anyone's interested
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    http://www.thewebtechreviews.com/?p=623
    Anyone else tried IE8?

    I KNOW you guys are probably thinking, what a moron i am to test out beta releases from Microsoft but....curiosity made me!!! :rolleyes:
     
  2. shibumila

    shibumila Registered Member

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    Did you see that Google is coming out with a new broswer? It's called Chrome! I Hate every version of IE.
     
  3. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    Firefox FTW =)
     
  4. turbotec

    turbotec Junior Member

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    did IE8 look a lot different than IE7?
     
  5. BozoClown

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    Darkmobulus, nice review.
    Just one Qn. Does the ie8 installation override the older versions specifically ie7.
     
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  6. the mad hatter

    the mad hatter Newbie

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    IMO,Firefox 3 FTW. Love the new intuitive address bar.
     
  7. darkmobius

    darkmobius Regular Member

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    turbotec, no it doesn't look too different, just a few more buttons here and there and the accelerator thing pop up like the image resizing toolbar when you mouse over. I can only see minor changes

    Bozoclown, i'm not sure about this one i can only assume so. I read from somewhere someone said that if you have Vista, IE7 is the default so removing IE8 will automatically roll you back to IE7. XP is different. Can someone confirm this? :)
     
  8. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    Why use IE at all?
     
  9. DeskCoder

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    Gotta test your sites in them, make sure that the idiots still using IE can at least click your aff links.
     
  10. knungchucks

    knungchucks Registered Member

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    I tried the beta and it crashed on numerous occasion, hence that why its still in beta LOL
     
  11. battman323

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    IE is for n00bs, so you gotta have one to screw around with whenever your site targets n00bs.

    But totally, Firefox FTW
     
  12. gr33n

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    I stopped at ie 6 and switch to FF.Never touched IE since...and from what I see I made the right choice.