Microsoft announces IE 8 beta, Silverlight 2 beta
Las Vegas (NV) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Microsoft will be releasing the first beta of its next-generation browser as well as a beta of the second version of the Flash competitor Silverlight for download today.
Following a recent announcement that the upcoming Internet Explorer 8 will be interpreting web content Ã¢â‚¬Å“in the most standards compliant way it canÃ¢â‚¬Â, Microsoft today said that a first beta version of the browser will be made available to developers today.
IE8 beta 1 promises to deliver substantially more performance that the current IE7, according to Microsoft, and catch up with MozillaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Firefox and AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Safari. However, according to MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own numbers IE8 will still be somewhat behind its rivals in terms of load performance.
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