If you're wondering whether you should get it, then here's your short answer: Absolutely not. Get Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari instead! Erik Larkin, PC World
Browser comparison chart in which we conveniently forgot Safari, because it's too awesome.
Here are even more ways Microsoft is clutching straws like a retarded monkey:
Internet Explorer 8 takes the cake when it comes to insecurity. I mean. ActiveX, in 2009? WTF people??
While Chrome has a native private browsing mode, and Firefox offers it through a plugin, with Internet Explorer 8 you are certain that any plugin can safely get all your data!
Ease of Use
Let's be honest here. If you have a new Microsoft Windows computer, there is no single easier tool to download a real browser.
CSS 2.1 are still the new shiz, right?" is a literal quote from an
Internet Explorer team meeting. Party like it's 1998, baby!
Calling it InternetBug would be just a tad too obvious.
Only Internet Explorer 8 has both tab isolation and crash recovery
features; it absolutely needs them both! (…okay, okay, Firefox and
Chrome can do similar stuff…)
Firefox has thousands of extensions, Chrome has them too, and Internet Explorer has thousands of malicious ActiveX plugins!
Internet Explorer 8 is more compatible with the early 90s than any other browser. Useless really, when Geocities is pulling the plug.
Neither Firefox nor Chrome provide convenient vendor lock-in that assure installation on any and all Microsoft Windows computers.
WHOOSH! Hear that? It's the sound of Chrome racing past you at ridiculously high speeds.