Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer is Microsoft's venture into the Web Browser market. The initial version of Explorer was incarnated from Spyglass Mosaic which Microsoft licensed for a modest quarterly fee and a share of the non-Windows product revenues. As Microsoft decided to distribute Internet Explorer "free of charge" with their Windows operating system, they were able to avoid most royalties. This resulted in a lawsuit and a US$8 million settlement in January 1997. Being included in Windows since Windows 95 and beyond, it quickly overtook Netscape in the first Browser War and retained ~95% of market share until the early 2000's when popular alternative browsers such as Mozilla Firefox came to market sparking the 2nd browser war. Internet Explorer was long known for disobeying set web standards by the W3C until version 9 when Microsoft took a new commitment to HTML5 and web standards.



Release notes

Internet Explorer 8.0 was introduced with Windows 7 and available as an upgrade for Windows XP and Vista. IE 8.0 added a slight increase of focus towards Web Standards and was capable of passing the ACID 2 test. While not as compliant as Firefox, Opera, or Safari was upon release it was a slight improvement. A compatibility view feature was introduced to emulate the old IE 7 behavior. Compatability view lists could be downloaded automatically from Microsoft.

Product type
Application Web Browser
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
2009
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
99 (1 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
IE 8.0 Beta 1 (Windows 2003) 8.00.6001.17191 Prerelease German 15.27MB 0
IE 8.0 Beta 1 (Windows XP) 8.00.6001.17191 Prerelease German 15.3MB 0
IE 8.0 Beta 2 (Server 2003) 8.00.6001.18241 Prerelease German 16.88MB 1
IE 8.0 Beta 2 (Windows Vista) 8.00.6001.18241 Prerelease German 14.45MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (beta1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False 15.25MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (beta1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False 11.69MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (beta1) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False 15.27MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (x64 beta1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False 30.64MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (x64 beta1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False 21.63MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False 15.28MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.00.6001.17191 Prerelease False 12.05MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False 12.06MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows XP] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False 15.3MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (x64 beta1) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False 30.68MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (x64 beta1) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False 22.04MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 16.83MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 16.89MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 13.47MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 14.45MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 16.86MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows XP] [German] 8.00.6001.18241 Prerelease False 16.9MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows XP] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 16.9MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 33.96MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 34.07MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 24.58MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False 25.59MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False 14.28MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (rc1) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False 17.33MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (x64 rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False 34.47MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (x64 rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False 25.77MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False 14.28MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (rc1) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False 17.37MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (x64 rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False 34.5MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (x64 rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False 25.77MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False 17.05MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False 14.02MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (rc1) [Windows XP] 8.00.6001.18372 Prerelease False 17.07MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (x64 rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False 34.29MB 0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (x64 rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False 25.62MB 0

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