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)