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As part of a sitewide software audit our second in the ...
27th March 2009, 04:36 PM #1
Anyone Tried IE8 Then?
So has anyone actually tried rolling out IE8 yet?
As part of a sitewide software audit our second in the ICT faculty has been pushing for us to put it on everything; however I'm understandably concerned about compatibility and general buggieness, especially with SIMS.
So has anyone discovered any major issues yet?
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27th March 2009, 04:41 PM #2
We have problems with IE7 and SIMS, particularly the cover list on our Intranet. Not tried it with IE8 yet though.
27th March 2009, 05:10 PM #3
I've only installed IE8 on a handful of machines. So far so good, only a few minor problems with some websites. The IE7 compatibility mode sorts out most of these.
Microsoft STILL as far as I can see haven't released the updated inetres.adm for IE8 which allows you to control various new features of IE8.
27th March 2009, 05:17 PM #4
We're not touching it, we don't really see a need to. We'd have to stick it in compatibility mode until the web matures and we'd turn off most of the other new stuff like "inprivate browsing" anyway.
Would rather wait until Windows 7, which of course will have it included anyway.
27th March 2009, 06:00 PM #5
Got it on My work Laptop and Desktop but i still use Firefox
27th March 2009, 07:07 PM #6
Only got it on my work PC and i'm currently having to terminal to other machines to do some tasks where IE6 or 7 is installed. Such as Docman link in Joomla does not like IE8, the link never appears in the document, and the compatability mode does not seem to fix it
27th March 2009, 07:33 PM #7
Only got in installed on mine and other technicians machine, so far we think its pretty decent.
Fast browsing compared with IE7. Gonna watch till GP policy is out before rolling it out. But so far been impressed.
27th March 2009, 09:56 PM #8
Deployed it site wide as soon as i tested it as I had massive problems with IE7 and certain webpages that contained flash content, the browser would just close without any warning. Good thing about IE8 is the crash detection and compatibilty mode it prompts for when detecting faulty or badly designed pages.
27th March 2009, 10:01 PM #9
we still use IE6 at work as all our systems only work with IE7, waiting for BT to sort them so we can upgrade to IE7 later this year hopefully. Not seen or tested IE8 yet, although I am building a virtual box as we speak with XP on so will download it on there and try it out.
28th March 2009, 12:08 AM #10
Our local authority gets queer if you access any of its "services" with anything other than IE7. Want to access your email, unfiltered access, proxy settings, web filter with firefox or Chrome? get the **** out of here.
They are still using IE6 as their only supported browser.
28th March 2009, 08:58 AM #11
Ie8.adm from an xp workstation
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28th March 2009, 12:18 PM #12
Where did you get that file from? Is it the RC1 version?
28th March 2009, 12:41 PM #13
@ Michael - It gets installed to the windows\inf folder when you install the application itself so just dump this on your servers and you're away. Haven't distributed it here yet but will probably do it over the holidays. They have the option of IE or FF anyway.
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Michael (28th March 2009)
28th March 2009, 01:07 PM #14
i installed ie8 on a workstation (xp sp3 iirc might be sp2) and as mentioned pulled it from the windows\inf folder
Originally Posted by Michael
its from the rtm version i downloaded earlier in the week
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28th March 2009, 01:30 PM #15
Thanks. Why didn't I think of this?
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