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Microsoft officially released Internet Explorer 8 RC1

Before releasing the final version of their new web browser Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft has just released the Release candidate version (Internet Explorer 8RC1) and is available for download from Microsoft download center. This new version provides many security features such as InPrivate Browsing, Smart Screen filter (helps to detect phishing websites and protect you from installing malicious software or malware), pop up blocker, InPrivate Filtering (helps you prevent websites from sharing your browsing habits), etc for your security and privacy.

At first look it seems to be a perfect browser and provides many advanced features. With the new ‘Safety’ button you can very easily access and control security and privacy features such as SmartScreen Filter, InPrivate Browsing, Inprivate filtering, Windows update, deleting browser history, etc

Even though Microsoft has not said any thing about the final release of their new browser; it is expected to be released later this year. Users can download the Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 from the following locations:

Download IE8 RC1 for Windows XP 32-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows XP 64-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows Server 2003 32-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows Server 2003 64-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows Vista 32-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows Vista 64-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows Server 2008 32-bit
Download IE8 RC1 for Windows Server 2008 64-bit


  1. Vow, I am looking for this release. This may surely decrease the surfing errors

  2. @Wonderland, Of course it might be!


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