With rumors circulating that the next version of Internet Explorer might use Webkit, an open source web browser engine, Hachamovitch confirmed to Ars that the next version of IE will not use Webkit
"Hachamovitch also laid to rest any speculation that IE8 would be the final version of the browser or that IE9 would switch to WebKit"
Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Internet Explorer at Microsoft, announced the global availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8 during the Day 2 keynote address at MIX09. Users can download Internet Explorer 8 starting from today here.
'safer,faster,better' - These three words were used repeatedly by Hachamovitch to describe IE 8 at several instances. It is interesting to note that 10 years ago yesterday, Microsoft released IE 5 and touted the various improvements and changes that has gone into the browser since then.
Deborah Adler, principal of Deborah Adler LLC, also discussed about user experience and design during the Day 2 keynote address at MIX09.
Watch the video below for the full Day 2 Keynote
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