With the announcement of Google Chrome, came another browser news, the IE8 beta 2 is now available for download. One of the main features added to this version of Internet Explorer is the Privacy feature. Microsoft has in fact applied for a trademark on the term, which it explains as “Computer programmes for disabling the history of web cashing features of web browser and notifying the user of a web browser when others are tracking web use and for controlling the information others can access about such use.”
It simply means, the new IE enables its users to delete websites they visited and cookies they downloaded. If they stumble on sites which try to snoop on their activities, they are warned and will be able to block such attempts.
Microsoft also tweaked IE to cut the time and the number of clicks to perform common tasks. It has quickened search by trying to second guess what you are looking for even as you make every key stroke. Visual elements have been integrated into basic search . The new explorer can be downloaded to all PC’s running Windows Vista, Server 2003 or XP which has been updated with Service pack 3.

Download : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/worldwide-sites.aspx (16 MB)



  • Accelerators

    Accelerators let you efficiently complete your everyday browsing activities like mapping directions, translating words, emailing your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks. 

    An accelerator

    Common accelerator showing driving directions

  • InPrivate Browsing

    Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8’s InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won’t accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace.

    InPrivate Browsing

    The InPrivate button on the Address Bar

  • Web Slices

    Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won’t have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores. 

    A Web Slice

    A common Web Slice

  • Search suggestions

    Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box.

    Instant Search

    A search showing visual content

  • SmartScreen Filter
    New security features

    help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity. 
    The SmartScreen Filter

    A blocked website because reported as unsafe

  • Internet Explorer Gallery

    Internet Explorer Gallery 
    Personalize Internet Explorer 8 with add-ons.