Microsoft Nudges Internet Explorer 8 Closer to Release With RC1

By  |  Monday, January 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Internet ExplorerIt’s been almost eleven months since Microsoft first released a preview edition of Internet Explorer 8. It’s still not shipping in final form, but it looks like we’re getting close: Microsoft has given me a heads’ up that it’s unveiling a Release Candidate 1 version–that is, a nearly-final one–today. Internet Explorer General Manager Dean Hachamovitch tells me that IE 8 will go final when it’s ready, but he doesn’t expect this final stretch before release to be long and arduous.

Here’s the download page for the Windows XP version. Here’s the 32-bit Windows Vista version. And this one’s for 64-bit Vista. So far, there’s no Windows 7 one.

More soon, including some thoughts on the state of Microsoft’s browser…

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  1. Rob Says:

    Internet Explorer will continue to be 11 years behind web standards and be unable to support modern web standards, such as XHTML, SVG, the DOM, proper javascript, and more as ALL other browsers do. IE8 succeeds in catching up in some areas where all other browsers were years ago but it will continue carrying its moniker as worst browser on the planet.