ie8Microsoft has announced today the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, its new Web browser. It can be downloaded in 25 languages starting at noon EDT on March 19. The company is trying to promote it by trumpeting its online security features and speed to surf the web

According to Microsoft, the security enhancements offer protection against existing and emerging security threats online. It 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, including navigating 15 of the 20 top worldwide sites; and blurs the lines between the services they use daily and the browser used to access the Internet, says the company.

In August last year, Microsoft had announced the Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 with the aim to woo more surfers for its web browsing software. At that time, it was made available for download in four languages:  English, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. Targeting commoners and enterprise users, the new Explorer promised to help users get their everyday activities on the Web done faster. Plus, corporate users can manage and deploy it in their organization as an enterprise-wide browsing tool.

Internet Explorer 8 will be available for download at noon EDT in 25 languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified and Hong Kong), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. 

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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