Thursday, March 19, 2009

Internet Explorer 8 - världspremiär och 8 skäl att börja använda den i dag

Idag släpptes Internet Explorer 8 för Windows Vista, Windows XP och Windows server.
Här är 8 skäl till varför Internet Explorer förtjänar din uppmärksamhet:

You want a web that moves as fast as you do: Highlight an address, click the blue "Accelerator" button (), and see all the things you can do instantly – like mapping, searching, and translating. Check out Accelerators from Digg, Facebook, eBay, and others.

You want to know if it's raining outside: Visit, search for “Seattle Weather” (or any major city), hover over the search result, and click the green "Web Slice" button () to add a weather Web Slice to your Favorites Bar. As of this morning there are over 1,200 Web Slices, Accelerators, and add-ons available worldwide in the IE8 add-on gallery.

You like everyone to get along: And that includes wanting the web sites you visit to work well with your browser. IE8 is the only browser to include multiple rendering engines to address backwards compatibility— hit a site that doesn't seem right, hit the Compatibility View button, and you're on your way.

You're a visual learner: See pictures of what you’re looking for as you type in the Instant Search box – rich search results in action!

You want to find it again, fast: To quickly find sites you’ve visited before, simply use the new Smart Address Bar which searches your history, favorites, and feeds.

You like your privacy: Enjoy more control over your personal information and privacy on the Web with InPrivate.

You want an edge against the bad guys (aka security): Internet Explorer 8 offers unparalleled protection against malware – it's 10 times safer than Internet Explorer 7, 4 times safer than Chrome, 2.8 times safer than Safari, and 2.3 times safer than Firefox.

You hate interruptions: If one tab crashes, you can re-launch it without affecting your browsing experience – your other tabs keep right on working.
To see these features in action, check out a couple of quick videos that preview the IE8 experience here.