Internet Explorer 8 Final: The Last IE You’ll Ever Have?

Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP, Vista, 2008, and Windows 7 Beta will be released at Noon today (3/19/09).  Possibly if you believe the rumors the last version of IE which will ever be released.

IE8 is by far the most secure and most standards compliant version of Internet Explorer to be released.

See what we’ve done to make Internet Explorer 8 faster, easier, and safer than ever.

Here are some of the new Features of IE8.

Accelerators

Accelerators let you map directions, translate words, email your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks. 

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Common accelerator showing driving directions

InPrivate Browsing

Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8’s InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won’t accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace. Learn More.

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The InPrivate button on the Address Bar

Web Slices

Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won’t have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores. Learn more.

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A common Web Slice

Search suggestions

Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box. Learn more.

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A search showing visual content

SmartScreen Filter

New security features help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity.

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A blocked website because reported as unsafe