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First look at IE8 RC1


Political User
The 8th version of internet explorer has reached release candidate state, which means its feature complete.

it's been showed off and the guys at TG Daily put up a nice article

you can check it here

with all the fuss about it's security a few days ago and google's Chrome hitting final, the timing seems appropiate =]

tho i doubt i'll abandon my beloved firefox :)


OSNN Senior Addict
Out of curiosity, we ran Google’s V8 JavaScript benchmark (yes, we know, it is a Chrome-biased benchmark, but the performance difference between browsers is nevertheless interesting.) Using a dual-core Pentium 2.8 GHz system, the new build of IE8 scored 27.1 on our test system. By comparison, Firefox 3.1 beta 2 scored 104 (higher is better) and Google Chrome scored a whopping 1401.

IE8 clearly comes in behind in this test, with a significant margin. The result got worse for Microsoft with a more advanced system - an Intel Core 2 Quad-based computer - in absolute numbers: IE8 RC1 scored 105, Firefox 3.1 beta 2 265 and Chrome 1.0 2991.
It's still slower than Firefox and Google Chrome, so I won't really use it unless I have to. I'm sticking with Firefox because of my addons otherwise I would of been using Chrome since it runs faster.

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