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Internet Explorer 8 Released

19 March 2009

The latest version of Microsoft's Web browser, Internet Explorer 8, has been released and is available to download in 25 languages.

Microsoft says that Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people's increasing concerns about online safety.

The company states that Internet Explorer 8 blocks two to four times more malware attacks than other browsers; cuts down on the time it takes to complete common tasks on the Web such as searching, mapping and sharing; and blurs the lines between the services they use daily and the browser used to access the Internet.

Other features include Accelerators, which make it faster and easier to perform common tasks online; Web Slices which make favourite information from sites such as Digg, Yahoo! Mail, OneRiot, and eBay instantly available; and Visual search suggestions which provides rich, real-time search from sites such as The New York Times, Amazon.com and Wikipedia, as well as sites from people's own Favorites and History.

Internet Explorer 8 can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 .

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