Poor Microsoft. It is actually facing stiff competition on lots of fronts these days. The browser wars continue, and MSFT’s contribution to the fray is the new IE8 browser launched today at noon EDT. You can download it for free to your Windows machine running XP or Vista.
Walt Mossberg at WSJ’s All Things Digital has has published a review of the IE8 browser. He tested pre-release and then the final versions of it for several months, comparing its features and performance against Firefox, Chrome and Safari 4 for PC. Bottom line: IE8 has some great new features, but it is slow in comparison to the others. Mossberg still rates Mozilla Firefox the best browser for Windows users.