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Thread: Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM

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    Default Internet Explorer 8 has reached RTM

    According to Neowin, a Russian publication Wzor is reporting that Microsoft has finalised Internet Explorer 8 on February 21st.

    The final build that was prepared and passed to internal staff and partners is 8.0.6001.18691. Microsoft is reportedly readying this build for distribution via TechNet/MSDN and Connect before a general release to web.

    The software giant released a final test build (RC1) last month before readying the RTM last week. According to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 includes the following enhancements:

    Faster Internet Explorer 8 is more responsive with new pages and tabs, opening up fast and reliably. You can now get to the information you care about most, in fewer steps; one click access to your webmail, favorite news sites or other online services.
    Easier Reduce the steps to accomplish many common tasks, and automate your access to real time information updates. You can keep track of your favorite sports team, news, weather with a single click.
    More Private Helps protect your privacy and confidential information where ever you go on the web.
    More Secure Helps protect and stop malicious software from reaching your PC, and makes it easier to detect when a website is an imposter.

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    It seems that the final release date is anywhere between 21 Feb and March 23 2009. There is a lot of speculation but no hard facts at the moment. I think it will be soon, but MS is not saying offically yet

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