Welcome and thank you for installing Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1!
Put the Web at Your Service This Beta version of Internet Explorer is for web developers and designers. We invite you to use the resources listed below to learn about the improvements, changes and new features available in this release.
For those of you who don't want to install IE8 on your 'production' machine but would like to have a look at it (or have IE7 installed and want to check websites in other versions) Microsoft have issued a whole bunch of Virtual PC Hard Disk images containing time-limited testing copies of the various IE flavours and an Operating System to run them on. That way you can still use the new stuff without having to, possibly, kill your current set up. All you need is Virtual PC 2007 to use any of the images.