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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.8 stars

    out of 871 votes

    • 5 star: 173
    • 4 star: 162
    • 3 star: 119
    • 2 star: 159
    • 1 star: 258
  • Current version:

    2.4 stars

    out of 91 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 19
    • 1 star: 37
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  • 1.0 stars

    "3 thumbs down"

    January 26, 2009  |   By tina_mischell

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    I hate it. No more to say.

    Cons

    Don't ever download this. I have it on my PC and can not remove it.
    Once you download the only way I see to uninstall is to restore your computer. It's a very very bad browser.

    Summary

    I hate it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Way better then IE7"

    January 25, 2009  |   By thewalker182of22

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    Way faster then IE7. A lot better looking. Also seems to be more based on the Windows 7 GUI then Vista GUI.

    Cons

    none so far

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  • 1.0 stars

    "dont like it"

    January 23, 2009  |   By elbarto53

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    none at all .

    Cons

    crash crash crash

    Summary

    worst s**t ever dose not work at all

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible! Worst Browser Ever!"

    January 19, 2009  |   By duckit909

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    More options.

    Cons

    Buggy, slow, ugly interface, and security issues!

    Summary

    Very bad browser dont download!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "the worst from MS"

    January 13, 2009  |   By sr2u

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    nothing to tell

    Cons

    this itself a big garbage,

    Summary

    it tests ur patienece

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Major Security Issue in this.....Dont Download Yet"

    January 13, 2009  |   By wiredchicken

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    Good Idea
    Neat Features
    Step Up in terms of interactivity

    Cons

    Lots and Loys of Glitches in this version
    Text does not fit within many text boxes
    McAfee does NOT work with this, and is a major security issue that needs to be addressed now!

    Summary

    If you have McAfee, do not upgrade yet! When I had a virus, McAfee opened up blank and was also disabled. Additionally, I could not perform a virus scan on computer! I had to demote to version 7 because of this . Wait until the final version and then download.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "IE8 is a monstrosity! Micrsoft is losing its edge"

    January 12, 2009  |   By sturdyoak

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    Better security, opens faster than IE7

    Cons

    Toolbar options and functionality frustratingly very limited! The layout just does not make good sense. Every toolbar has inadequacies. The HOME button is still on the wrong toolbar and the wrong side of the screen.

    Summary

    IE fans have been complaining ever since the 7 came out about the lack of toolbar functionality. Will Microsoft ever listen? It appears not!

    Where do I begin? Are these professional programmers Microsoft has working on this browser? If so, they need to put in more time. There is glaring deficiencies.

    On the far left of the tab bar is the button that says, "Favorites" - you click that button and you most certainly do not see your Favorites - you see your browsing history!

    I'm convinced that Microsoft is not reading carefully the myriad opinions and comments about IE all over the web, because evidently they have yet to received word that the lack of toolbar functionality is universally bemoaned.

    Firefox has had the good sense to keep the HOME button on the address bar just like in IE6. In IE6 one could move around the toolbars, even put the address bar on the File menu.

    It looks like Microsoft wants us to shift more functionality to the Command bar. Okay, fill up the Command bar with the maximum number of optioin, remove the File Menu, but then how do you access your Favorites (bookmarks)? You put the Command bar above the tabs, and have over three-quarters of the bar sitting there unused, wasting precious desktop space with emptiness.

    Why can't the HOME button be on the address bar just like it always was? You have the Forward & Back, the Refresh and Stop buttons all right there together - why on earth do I have to reach clear across to the right side of the screen to access the Home button? Where is that option?!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NO NO NO very bad"

    January 8, 2009  |   By piojis

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    i like nothing

    Cons

    very slow, freezes and crashes my computer, a lot of bugs, don't waste your time to try it, beter wait to the oficial version

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Buggy and removed other browsers when installed."

    January 7, 2009  |   By BoogersAreGreen

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    Has some interesting new intergrations

    Cons

    Crashes a lot, shows Internet Configuration warning that it can not connect to the internet when it use my web based ftp, it removed my Safari, Firefox and Opera browsers without my permission other than asking if I wanted to integrate the links.

    Summary

    Internet Explorer - all versions have been having problems with recent updates over the past few months after windows updates were applied so I recommend using another browser like Opera. I.E. 8 beta 2 still has a long way to go and I do not recommend installing it unless you just want to see what it looks like.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I had very few issues with this software in XP Pro"

    January 4, 2009  |   By monster_eater123

    Version: Internet Explorer 8 beta 2

    Pros

    It's faster than IE7 or Firefox3 and has a really nice interface that I can agree with.

    Cons

    There were a few bugs here and there that I ran into but remember this is not the final product it is just BETA!

    Summary

    Remember this product is still BETA people, bugs are to be expected here. Well, once old Microsoft cleans most of the major bugs and incompatibility issues i believe this will be one web browser others will have to fear.

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