http://www.pcworld.com/article/161616/browser_showdown_ie_8_vs_firefox.html

Finally!
Posted on 2009-03-20 12:25:43 by XCHG
Is it more secure?
Posted on 2009-03-21 01:36:22 by Homer
I always think of 'secure' as an absolute - it's either secure or it's not.
By (my) definition, you connect to a network -> you aren't secure.
Posted on 2009-03-21 01:56:20 by sinsi
The Microsoft Philosophy is good when they work to provide a superior product. However, they seem to stagnate when it comes to true innovation, hence the philosophy to begin with.

Assuming the test is unbiased, speed is a good start in favor of IE8. Lets see if they manage to get functionality, security and stability right as well.

As for conformance, well, maybe Microsoft will save us the effort and supply a ie8_hacks.css :P
Posted on 2009-03-21 12:30:05 by SpooK
I'll still stick with Opera. The Opera bookmarks toolbar is just something FF and IE can't seem to do right.
Posted on 2009-03-21 12:33:44 by JimmyClif
They've spent incredible amounts of money to increase speed, stability and security. It's part of their new 'image' which is "we, kinda, rule!". The same applies to Windows 7. As Spook said, not many innovations - just 'pure superiority' in already existing areas. I hope they'll be able to keep it fast, stable and conforming for for years, not just on the launch day.
AFAIK, the only real innovation both in IE8 and Windows 7 is multitouch panel support added to WINAPI. MS wants to "change the way people interact with computers".

Well, we shall see.
Posted on 2009-03-22 06:29:09 by ti_mo_n
You mean, like Apple did? :)
Posted on 2009-03-23 01:12:58 by Homer

You mean, like Apple did? :)



Apple didn't do that really. Touchscreen is being used since 70s and Apple just used it.
Posted on 2009-03-24 07:27:10 by XCHG


You mean, like Apple did? :)



Apple didn't do that really. Touchscreen is being used since 70s and Apple just used it.


I saw that more as a generalization regarding MS wants to "change the way people interact with computers".
Posted on 2009-03-24 08:16:58 by SpooK