Microsoft Releases IE 8

Reuters, via Wired:

New features in IE8 include right-clicking on addresses or other Web features to go straight to a map or put into a blog or other website, which Microsoft calls an “accelerator”. Users will also be able to put in keywords in the address bar to recall sites visited related to that word.

The new browser also has enhanced security protection, for example warning users if they are about to download something from a site known to be a source of malicious software, or “malware.”

Progress is always good, but the majority of people will use the browser installed on their machine out-of-the-box. Hence, Internet Explorer isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.