So we have the latest version of the Internet Explorer the most used browser across the Globe.
It is definitely faster than Mozilla Firefox, but at the cost of memory usage.
I liked the colorful tabs. It may hang up your system a bit but that would be OK after a few seconds.
The IE8 has been built for faster and more advanced systems preferably as more advanced and high on graphics sites are being launched their arise a need to more features.
Consuming twice as much RAM as Firefox and saturating the CPU with nearly six times as many execution threads, Microsoft’s latest beta release of Internet Explorer 8 is in fact more demanding on your PC than Windows XP itself, research firm Devil Mountain Software found in performance tests. Accroding to the firm, which operates a community-based testing network, IE8 Beta 2 consumed 380MB of RAM and spawned 171 concurrent threads during a multi-tab browsing test of popular Web destinations.
The new features include..
Reach Beyond the Page
Now you can get more done, more quickly on the Web. Accelerators provide instant access to information like maps, Web search, translation, email, blogging, and more. Simply highlight a word or phrase on a page to harness the power of the Web like never before
Web Slices puts you in control of the information you care about most. Now you can subscribe to specific content within a page and monitor things like auction items, sports scores, entertainment columns, weather reports, and more. Internet Explorer 8 automatically delivers updated information directly to a Web Slice in your Favorites Bar, all without leaving the page you’re on
Search is one of the most frequent and important things you do online. The new Internet Explorer 8 Search Box takes results to a whole new level by adding graphics and images, helping you find exactly what you’re looking for, quickly and easily
If you love that site, try this one. That’s the idea behind Internet Explorer 8’s new Suggested Sites feature. At your request, Internet Explorer 8 can use your browsing history to suggest other sites you may like or find useful. It’s another way that Internet Explorer 8 helps you utilize the Web to its full potential.