Download IE8 Beta 1!

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    It's an update. Not a lot of visual changes, but it works. I do notice that some websites crash the browser or render it differently than Firefox or IE7. But, overall, a nice update.
     
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    I've read that IE 8 has to run in IE 7 compatibility mode for LOTS of things to work, especially MS products. But then, that kind of stuff is what you expect with a Beta.



    Are you able to have both IE 7 and IE 8 beta on your machine at the same time? I'd like to try the IE 8 Beta, but I need IE 7 on a daily basis and don't want to risk trashing it.
     
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    I just installed it and as far as I can tell it replaces IE7.
     
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    UPDATE: I highly suggest not installing this if you rely on IE for a lot of things. Many pages are messed up and do not submit forms correctly even in IE7 Emulate mode. I suppose you could always install it and then uninstall if you want to just check it out. If you have firefox then you should be allright.
     
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    Yea, it replaced IE7 for me, too. And I have some issues with it rendering pages. The crashes don't happen as often now. But, I am forced to use Firefox on a few sites. Oh well. It's beta! :)



    The IE7 Emulation works, but still not 100% good yet. This version is aimed at developers, and another update is coming that is aimed at the general public. That one should be a bit better.



    Oh well, I guess thats the price to pay to be on the bleeding edge!
     
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    I've downloaded IE8 Beta, and having issues with websites.. It don't display websites correctly.. frames and links all are out of positions. I know its Beta, but shouldn't it at least display it correctly?
     
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    Thats why its called Beta 1. You can't expect stuff to work correctly just yet.
     
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