Microsoft has dispatched the first technical preview of their next generation browser, Internet Explorer 8, to a selected group of testers. At the moment, not much is known about IE8, but as usually I’ll expect these testers to reveal leak-out some information regarding the browser’s looks and new features that it has to offer.
Few months back, Microsoft proudly announced that they have passed web standards test (Acid2) on Internet Explorer 8. We were a little confused regarding this announcement because it was said that IE8 will render the Acid smile on “IE8 standards mode”. It’s still not known whether IE8 has any secondary rendering method.
Microsoft is planning on showing Internet Explorer 8 at Mix 08 conference at Las Vegas in early March. Although the official target for the launch date hasn’t been set, it seems as if Microsoft is trying to roll-out Internet Explorer 8 to general public at around the same time as Firefox 3.
[Source: Mary Jo Foley]