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ie8Microsoft has announced the availability of final version of Internet Explorer (IE) 8 which includes lots of improvements and is also considered as one of the fastest browsers. It can be downloaded in 25 languages at IE8 website starting at noon EDT on March 19. Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing concerns about online safety.

“Customers have made clear what they want in a Web browser — safety, speed and greater ease of use,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “With Internet Explorer 8, we are delivering a browser that gets people to the information they need, fast, and provides protection that no other browser can match.”

Some of the features of new version of IE:

  • Smart Address Bar
  • Group similar tabs
  • Redesigned “New Tab” Page
  • Reopen Last Browsing Session
  • Enhanced Find On Page
  • Result count and Result highlighting
  • Accelerators and Web slices
  • InPrivate Browsing.
  • Crash recovery
  • Provate browsing
  • Instant search / Visual search suggestions
  • Improved history and favorites management