Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (RTM) Released, So What Do People Think?

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    From what i've read SmartScreen is more advanced than the previous versions. As for scrolling issues, haven't encounted any so far.
     
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    is it as slow as 7?

    i remember you said that about 7, but trust me once you are used to the lightning speed of Opera that second delay as IE decides to open a tab is an eternity.
     
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    Not sure, my ie7 tabs opened quite promptly.
     
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    :thumbdn: No canvas support? (even with excanvas unless you use the IE7 meta tag)
    :thumbdn: Default context menu is cluttered.

    :thumbup: Dev tools are okay.
    :thumbup: Greater visiblility given to quirks/compatibility mode.

    Not bad as far as IE goes, but I'll stick with Opera.
     
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    you notice the lag if you use another browser long enough.
     
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    Upgraded my XP system yesterday from IE7 > IE8. Personally I'm not finding it any different to IE8 beta that I'm running on Windows 7. IE8 beta versus IE8 Final seems the same to me.
     
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    Was talking in direct comparison to IE8. Firefox and Opera is what i use on my laptop, opening new tabs are quite quick.
     
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    just installed IE8, yeah tabs open just as slowly as 7.
     
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    IE8's ones seem slower because of the "What do you want to do next?" screen as it needs to get your recently closed tabs :(
     
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    no they seem the same to me, sits there for half a second in the background then the Connecting.... text comes up then the tab opens.

    recently closed? ripoff of Opera's awesome trashcan feature by the sounds of it.
     
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    Firefox has it, but its part of the bookmarks menu.
     
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    No addons? I'll stick with Firefox..
     
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    Oh really - didn't know that. I can't see them catching up any time soon.
     
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    No but there are tabs which should pull a few back.
     
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    Just installed it on my work laptop. Nice and fast, but have noticed when opening up a new tab it is a little slow
     
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    I found IE7 much quicker.
    I'm also finding that switching to a blank new tab isn't helping always, it seems to be randomly slow. Also opening a link in a new tab can be slow too.
     
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    I have to admit from a web designer (XHTML) point of view it makes programmers less lazy and get the coding right according to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) (Web standards committee). In future all web browser will handle coding this way so I guess Microsoft finally came 1st for something in its web browser rather than stealing its ideas (e.g multi-tabs from Mozilla Firefox).
     
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    :)"repeature":shock:

    Any norton users know if the phishing bar shows up in the ie8 full version.
    It didnt in beta?
    Thanks;]
     
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    Yes it shows up. This is with NIS 08.
     

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