The new Internet Explorer 8 features, better product

United States
August 30, 2009 10:39pm CST
I just got a message from my Windows update: Install Internet Explorer 8 Get the latest Explorer breakthroughs: Browse and e-mail more safely with SmartScreen(R) Filter Search, buy, and map quickly with Accelerators Help protect your privacy with Inprivate (TM) Browsing and InPrivate Filtering Get up-to-minute information with Web Slices --I want to help improve Internet Explorer --I do not want to participate right now I switched over to Firefox a month ago so right now I dont really feel the need to use Internet Explorer but Im curious about the new Internet Explorer 8 features, "SmartScreen Filter," Accelerators, Inprivate Browsing and Filtering.. Do you find these features beneficial and does it make IE a better product are these things just unnecessary 'fillers'?
2 responses
• United States
31 Aug 09
I hate the look of IE8. IE 7 was better looking. Now it looks like they just steamrolled IE7 and called it IE8. I appreciate that they are finally starting to adopt some standards, but Firefox is still a MUCH better choice.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Whats the 'Snag-It' feature about? Im reading "Activities a feature that allows users to select some text and pass it to a web service to define it (, and similar), translate it, get a map, blog it or submit it to a social bookmarking site like Reddit or digg." Is that the Snag-it? I read that the Activities feature is actually a Firefox extension? The new look very traditional but more like my new hotmail look but that does not bother me as much.
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
1 Oct 09
Hey, Well still I don't like Internet Explorer 8, and also when it comes to designing a website and things like that, I think that people hate it, because they always have to have bug fixes for Internet Explorer, the whole series. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!