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.

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

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
IE 8.0 Beta 1 (Windows 2003) 8.00.6001.17191 Prerelease German x86-32,amd64 Archive 15.27MB
IE 8.0 Beta 1 (Windows XP) 8.00.6001.17191 Prerelease German x86-32 Archive 15.3MB
IE 8.0 Beta 2 (Server 2003) 8.00.6001.18241 Prerelease German x86-32,amd64 Archive 16.88MB
IE 8.0 Beta 2 (Windows Vista) 8.00.6001.18241 Prerelease German x86-32,amd64 Archive 14.45MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (beta1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False x86 Archive 15.25MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (beta1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False x86 Archive 11.69MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (beta1) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False x86 Archive 15.27MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (x64 beta1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False x86 Archive 30.64MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17184) (x64 beta1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.17184 Prerelease False x86 Archive 21.63MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False x86 Archive 15.28MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.00.6001.17191 Prerelease False x86 Archive 12.05MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False x86 Archive 12.06MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (beta1) [Windows XP] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False x86 Archive 15.3MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (x64 beta1) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False x86 Archive 30.68MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.17191) (x64 beta1) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.17191 Prerelease False x86 Archive 22.04MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 16.83MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 16.89MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 13.47MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 14.45MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 16.86MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows XP] [German] 8.00.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 16.9MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (beta2) [Windows XP] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 16.9MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 33.96MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows 2003] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 34.07MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 24.58MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18241) (x64 beta2) [Windows Vista] [German] 8.0.6001.18241 Prerelease False x86 Archive 25.59MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False x86 Archive 14.28MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (rc1) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False x86 Archive 17.33MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (x64 rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False x86 Archive 34.47MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18343) (x64 rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18343 Prerelease False x86 Archive 25.77MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False x86 Archive 14.28MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (rc1) [Windows XP] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False x86 Archive 17.37MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (x64 rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False x86 Archive 34.5MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18344) (x64 rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18344 Prerelease False x86 Archive 25.77MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False x86 Archive 17.05MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False x86 Archive 14.02MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (rc1) [Windows XP] 8.00.6001.18372 Prerelease False x86 Archive 17.07MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (x64 rc1) [Windows 2003] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False x86 Archive 34.29MB
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372) (x64 rc1) [Windows Vista] 8.0.6001.18372 Prerelease False x86 Archive 25.62MB

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