For those who like to know what is happening in the tech world, here is your little tidbit of news…
Most of us remember the days of Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). Some of us might still be using it. Some of us brave types moved to IE7 because of the “gadgets” Microsoft had added to it. Now IE8 is on the doorstep and will be walking in very soon. Why should I get IE8? Will it be better then IE7 or worse? Legitimate questions, I’ll be happy to answer.
Why should I get IE8? If you like “new stuff” and always being the first to get it, then join the waiting crowd. If you are skeptical about IE8, feel free to wait until the kinks are worked out and the majority starts climbing on.
Will it be better then IE7 or worse? The updates being made for IE8 are as follows: private browsing, improved security, and a new type of add-ons, called accelerators. Personal opinion in whether you want these features in your brower is up to you. If you are worried about security, an update to IE8 might be very helpful and put your mind at ease. If you like addons, IE8 has a new addon that you might find very handy.
Want my opinion? I may or may not update to IE8. I use Firefox all the time, so IE doesn’t play much on my computer. I occasionally use IE, Chrome, and Safari if I am testing a website and need to see the look from different browsers, but for the most part I don’t use it that much. The new addon Microsoft plans on adding to IE8 looks very interesting, and I might just update to play with it.
Here is an article for you to read about IE8’s upcoming final release: http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-10149503-12.html
What are your thoughts? Comments are open.