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    Default Internet Explorer 8 Technical Beta Released

    Today, Microsoft made a new build of Internet Explorer 8 available to beta testers, stating that it is a ‘preview of their progress, best used to verify various bug fixes for bugs which existed in IE8 Beta 2. This is only a bug fix build, so contains no new features (as far as I can tell). It means that the team really is making progress, and it is beginning to become much more stable. See the email below:

    New IE8 Build Available for Tech Beta Participants:

    “We are releasing the IE8 Partner Build to the IE8 Technical Beta for you to help us test and find issues. This build represents a preview of our progress and is best used to verify issues fixed since releasing Beta 2. While we believe it to be of adequate quality for you to use, is not as extensively tested as a milestone build, so it is not meant for the general public but only for testing purposes.”

    No Support:
    Please do not call Microsoft Support Services if you run into issues since this build is unsupported. Also note, your system will NOT be automatically updated to the next publicly released build; we will notify you when it is available to download. The IE8 Partner Build is only available in English.

    Instructions to download the IE8 Partner Build:
    1) Click on Downloads
    2) Click on “IE8 Partner Build” for your version of Windows.
    3) Read the Install Guidelines
    4) Click on “Download” at the bottom of the page.

    Bugs in the IE8 Technical beta will be resolved according to functionality in the IE8 Partner build, just like in our transition from Beta 1 to Beta 2, if you feel that we have resolved misfiled your bug, please re-activate the bug. Instructions on how to do this are below.

    As we get closer to shipping IE8, we are looking for the most impactful bugs to fix. Please continue to file bugs and of course keep rating! Keep up the great work!”

    Owened.co.nz | Owens Blog

    Does anyone else use IE8? What do and don't you like about it?


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    Thanks for the heads up owenw. Well, yes I use IE8, and its cool !

    You have a nice blog there, btw

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    Thank you for the interesting news,
    I beta tested IE 8.0 beta 1, for every tab I opened a new process started.
    I'm not sure I'll test IE 8.0 beta 2

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    Thanks for the news !!! Downloaded the new bits its Release Candidate 1 6.0.6001.18343

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    Thanks for the news !

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Thanks for the heads up owenw. Well, yes I use IE8, and its cool !

    You have a nice blog there, btw
    Thanks, I appreciate it!
    I'd also like to confirm that this technical beta is actually the 'RC1' Candidate

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    IE8 RC1 bits are updated to 8.0.6001.18344

    Grab the new bits of IE8 RC1...much stable than last Refresh build

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