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Any major issues with IE 8 Beta 2?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jules_fc, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. jules_fc

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    I'm considering updating my browser from IE 7 to IE 8 Beta 2 but I have a few concerns because it's a beta version. Does anybody here use IE 8 Beta 2 yet and if you do would you recommend that I update now or just wait until the final version is released? I would really appreciate some input, thanks. I use Windows XP SP3
     
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    Beta is for testers of Beta and if you want s some fun give it a try, there is no way anyone can say that any beta especially one from Microsoft is going to work any way or other thing running it is a chance at some excitement.

    Have fun and try it, I did and it is a lot of fun WOW!
     
  3. rainforest123

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    Yes, IE 8 Beta 2 is in beta, as OZ noted.

    Best of success.

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  4. Antiapplekid

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    I have heard a few bugs I would just download Firefox 3 its allot safer
     
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    jules_fc:

    The final release of IE 8 is supposed to be out in November. Be patient awhile longer.

    I'm using IE 8 Beta 2 in two of my three desktops. It has some minor issues, but nothing that I can't deal with.

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    Something that really bugs me about IE 8 Beta 2 is that it crashes EVERY TIME you copy and paste any URL into the browser.

    Also, more than a few websites aren't compatible with IE Beta 2 and I actually couldn't access them - kept getting a "Connection Error", yet other websites worked fine.
     
  7. Lucky5tar

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    That's because IE7 didn't use the same web standards as everyone else whereas with IE8 they're trying to do that :D

    But the websites detect you have a microsoft browser and so load all the code that only works in IE7.

    Is there not a compatibility mode button somwhere? Or maybe they're saving that for the RC.
     
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    Tools - Compatibility View Settings - Display All Websites In Compatibility View
     
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