Thursday, June 26, 2008

Holy useless update batman!

So, Internet Explorer recently put a beta out for IE8. I downloaded it and tried it, and all I can say is what a pointless 'upgrade'.

 

The look and feel of the site is exactly the same, they just added 'activities' when you right-click on certain things, and made it so that you can clutter up your favorites bar with 'web slices', that constantly update you of things.

 

I know this is an early release, beta 1 to be exact, which means that there will be tons (I hope) more features before it is released into the wild.


And one of the funniest parts of the experience was that I had no end of issues getting their demo video to play correctly (pausing caused the video to go out, going forward or backwards caused it to stop functioning all together). So a microsoft video, about a microsoft product, had issues playing in microsoft's media player? Yeah, that is pretty funny to me.

 

On a separate note - Firefox 3 is absolutely awesome! The added functionality of the smart bar makes me wonder how I lived without it for so long. Thanks Mozilla!!!

2 comments:

dagnygromer said...

Ditto on your approval of Firefox 3! I've got it on my Mac (great!) and on my wintel box at work. It is much faster on complex pages.

TomboCheck said...

Dagnygromer - yeah, I've been super impressed with FF3. I had to use a computer with IE6 the other day, and I almost didn't know what to do. :) Funny how you get used to the new technology.