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Windows 7: IE8 RC1 released to the public

26 Jan 2009   #1
Slimy

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IE8 RC1 released to the public

As expected, Microsoft Monday released Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate 1 (RC1) to the public. You can grab the download from the Microsoft Download Center: for Vista and Server 2008 32-bit, for Vista and Server 2008 64-bit, for XP 32-bit, for Server 2003 SP2 32-bit, and for Server 2003 SP2 64-bit and XP 64-bit. At time of publishing, the release notes have not yet been updated (but should be soon), though the Technology Overview for Developers is available. Please note that this build is newer than the one in Windows 7 build 7000 and cannot be installed over top of that version of IE8. Testers using Windows 7 will have to wait for a new build of the operating system.

Microsoft already gave testers an RC1 build (8.0.6001.18343) last month and then updated the build number 8.0.6001.18344 that same week, due to an out-of-band security update for the browser. The software giant gave the public IE8 Beta 2 in August 2008 and Beta 1 in March 2008.

Full Story: IE8 RC1 released to the public - Ars Technica


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26 Jan 2009   #2
XxKOLOHExX

Windows 7
 
 

Nice but i dont think alot of people even use windows explorer. Its much slower than those like Mozilla firefox and Google Chrome my opinion. If i could choose the web browser the os comes with it would be Google chrome even though its in beta
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26 Jan 2009   #3
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxKOLOHExX View Post
Nice but i dont think alot of people even use windows explorer. Its much slower than those like Mozilla firefox and Google Chrome my opinion. If i could choose the web browser the os comes with it would be Google chrome even though its in beta
I don't believe it's bet anymore, but it should be imho
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26 Jan 2009   #4
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

No download for seven, how annoying... mmm
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26 Jan 2009   #5
hdjunkie

Windows 7
 
 

I haven't used explorer in years. Every time I do I fumble around looking for options. I actually hate it. Unless mozilla shuts it's doors, I'll never go back to ie.

Where are all the newer win7 betas? I can't believe nothing's leaked since b7000 =(
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26 Jan 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxKOLOHExX View Post
Nice but i dont think alot of people even use windows explorer. Its much slower than those like Mozilla firefox and Google Chrome my opinion. If i could choose the web browser the os comes with it would be Google chrome even though its in beta
I disagree. A lot of pre made computer system will have come with IE already installed for them. People who have never touched a computer will start with IE and will not want to switch to some alien browser for some time.
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26 Jan 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimy View Post
As expected, Microsoft Monday released Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate 1 (RC1) to the public. You can grab the download from the Microsoft Download Center: for Vista and Server 2008 32-bit, for Vista and Server 2008 64-bit, for XP 32-bit, for Server 2003 SP2 32-bit, and for Server 2003 SP2 64-bit and XP 64-bit. At time of publishing, the release notes have not yet been updated (but should be soon), though the Technology Overview for Developers is available. Please note that this build is newer than the one in Windows 7 build 7000 and cannot be installed over top of that version of IE8. Testers using Windows 7 will have to wait for a new build of the operating system.

Microsoft already gave testers an RC1 build (8.0.6001.18343) last month and then updated the build number 8.0.6001.18344 that same week, due to an out-of-band security update for the browser. The software giant gave the public IE8 Beta 2 in August 2008 and Beta 1 in March 2008.

Full Story: IE8 RC1 released to the public - Ars Technica

Do you think its work trying to install the Vista version anyway? See if it takes it?
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26 Jan 2009   #8
greenlink23

Vista & Win 7
 
 

no it dosn't work (installing vista version). just tried it, it said OS not supported
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26 Jan 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, shame that :/
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26 Jan 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think this article: BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft releases IE 8 browser is poorly written as no where does it mention that it is in fact just the RC1 release and not a full release.
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