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Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Officially Released!

The official release day of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is here, and as predicted, it took place this month (March).

The timing actually coincides with the big annual Microsoft developer's conference called MIX 09.

I have been using IE8 for many months now, so I have had an opportunity to watch the product evolve and continue getting better.  I highly recommend that any user of Windows XP or Windows Vista install it without reservation.

Lottery Post has been thoroughly tested and tweaked to be sure it works perfectly with IE8, and I can say from my own experience that the new browser works very well with practically every site on the Internet.

What makes it so wonderfully compatible is the little Compatibility Button that sits right at the top of the browser.  Any time you want, you can click that lite button and the browser will change modes to render the site in IE7 mode — for just that one site.

You can even set any site to permanently render as IE7 without having to click the button.

That kind of precise control is just plain awesome, and totally removes any need for worrying about upgrading.  It is the ultimate fall-back plan, without having to uninstall the product.

Ready to upgrade?  Here's the link:

Go for it!


  • Thanks for the information Todd!! I'll be upgrading as soon as I get home from work!

    By Shawn67, at 3:24 PM

  • Page fetch seems faster, generally more responsive than IE-7. Just might begin using IE again.

    By konane, at 3:46 PM

  • I have been using IE8 (beta) for many months also. Many of the sites I use do NOT support it and I have to put them on the "compatability" list. One of the mortgage companies I do a lot of business with even told everyone that uses their site to "uninstall IE8 immediately"! I didn't do it, but do have to run their site in compatibility mode. I do like IE 8 for a number of reasons, but I wish more sites would update their software.

    By Jack-C, at 1:20 AM

  • Don't worry Jack, they will as millions of people start installing it. Microsoft with be putting IE8 on the Windows Update list, so millions of people will get it eventually as a regular update to their Windows software.

    It is so simple for web sites to be 100% compatible, and they don't have to change anything about their web site. They just need to insert one line of text, which tells IE8 to render as IE7. That's the lazy approach, but it requires zero effort on their part.

    However, as you said, it is just as easy for you to make their site compatible, by clicking the compatibilty button.

    By Todd, at 9:46 AM

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