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Internet Explorer 8 Announced

Internet Explorer 8 Announced

Microsoft announced it will release Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft’s next edition of its web browser, has been announced at the MIX08 online technology conference.

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser, which is included with any Windows operating system, is the most popular Web browser in the world. IE has greater market share than its rivals, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

Mozzila Firefox is closely affiliated with Google, which provided around 85 percent of the significant revenue of Firefox’s parent organization, the Mozilla Foundation, which was $66.8 million in 2006.

Google distributes Firefox as its preferred browser software in a number of its own products. Mozilla continues to warmly receive revenue from Google under a contract set to expire in November 20, 2008.

Microsoft’s presentation was catered heavily toward Web developers, it showed some new user features of Internet Explorer 8. One feature provides users a clever way to safely save work being done on a Web site to the local computer when an Internet connection goes down.

Another feature acitvely allows users to highlight an address on a Web site and then see a map within the Web site from a single click. Users can also highlight a product name and be able to see if the item is available for sale on the auction site eBay.