IE 8 : What's after Beta 2

Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager, Internet Explorer has officially announced that there will be one more public update of IE8 in the first quarter of 2009, followed up by the final release. The next release will be called 'release candidate' and will put an end to the 'beta' tag.

Dean also expressed that very selective changes will be done to the next and final release and has promised that the team would be very clear about product changes between the update and the final release.

If you need to get your hands on IE 8 now, you can download the IE 8 Beta 2 and also provide your valuable feedback to the team :)

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I just hope they fix the insane memory consumption involved in the Loosely Coupled IE program design before final.
Also a patch to fix the stupid "cascading" bug (where seemingly at random IE8 will freak out and load the same webpage over and over again in both new tabs and new windows) would be nice. LCIE makes it a real pain to close IE when this bug does occur because there are so many processes opening it's hard to find the main one.

IE 8... I don't use it as my main browser, but it certainly makes the development process a lot easier, especially with the Compatibility Mode. That's great for testing against IE 7! ^_^