Internet Explorer 8 - the coolest and meanest Web Browser to have every been launched by Microsoft has been released recently. It adds enhanced features and also enhanced web security. Internet Explorer 8 claims to successfully block upto four times more malware and trojan attacks than the rest of the competition browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari(Windows) and Chrome.
IE8 also comes with some cool tools to let you complete common tasks on the Web such as searching, mapping and sharing very easily and inside the comfort of the web browser - not opening separate web sites.
The complete list of new features can be found here. Here is a brief summary of the best features IE8 has to offer:
- Web Slices - All you folks who frequently visit the same websites again and again, looking for new updates - Here's a cool feature IE 8 introduces Web Slices, a feature that allows you to be notified via IE’s favorites bar when a site has been updated with new information.
- Instant search - The Instant Search Box enables you to do a real-time search from sites such as Wikipedia, as well as sites from your own Favorites and History, complete with visuals and detailed information.
Here are the direct links to download Internet Explorer 8 from the Microsoft website.
- Windows XP (32-bit)
- Windows XP (64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32-bit)
- Windows Vista (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
IE8 is also available in 25 different languages which you can download them from here.
P.S: Windows 7 comes pre-installed with IE8, so no need to download it seperately.