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private-browsingFirefox 3.1 and IE8 are bringing private browsing feature. It is present in Google Chrome as Incognito mode. So what’s that private browsing all about?

If you’ve closed the browser, and there are no traces of the websites you visited in the browser’s history, cookies or temporary files, that’s what we call private browsing. Private browsing is NOT an anonymous service. Private browsing is only about the browser not storing information about where you’ve been. It doesn’t make you hidden to your ISP or for example your boss if you are using the corporate network to job hunt.

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ie-testerFor web developers this is a great software which allows you to test your web page compatibility with all versions of internet explorer at the same place. IETester is a free WebBrowser software that allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE8, IE7 IE6 and IE5.5 on Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.

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ie-tabIf you are using Mozilla Firefox and not not IE anymore but want to check the web page in IE too then this extension comes really handy. IE Tab is an extension used to Embed Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox. This is a great tool for web developers, since you can easily see how your web page displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox.

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by on March 20th, 2009


InPrivate Browsing mode in Internet Explorer 8 helps prevent your browsing history, cache, form data, cookies, usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser and adds ultimate privacy for user.

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Web developers! Get ready. I was myself thinking that IE8 will drive developers mad having already facing compatibility issues with 6 and 7. But look what Microsoft has to offer? How many times have you had to debug your web pages on multiple machines running different versions of Internet Explorer? Or had to wait for a slow web service to return renderings of your pages? You don’t have to do that anymore.

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The long awaited final version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 final has gone live. IE8 Final version is a lot more stable than the Release Candidate that was released a few months ago.

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To improve Web user’s compatibility experience, Microsoft added a new, user-selectable Compatibility List to the Release Candidate test version of IE 8 that the company released in January. Microsoft describes the list, Version 1.0 of which includes 2,400 sites that don’t render properly in IE 8 (in other words, an “incompatibility list”) as a tool designed to “make sure IE8 customers have a great experience with highly trafficked sites that have not yet fully accommodated IE8’s better implementation of web standards.” Here is the current list of sites that will display automatically in non-standards mode if/when an IE 8 user decides to download and install the Compatibility View list.

I will mention some of those major websites which are incompatible.

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This portable versions are for Window XP only with installed IE 6. These are for web developers to test web pages compatibility for all versions of IE. Use old versions of Internet explorer or portables at your own risk. Recommended one is Internet Explorer 8 downloaded from Microsoft.

Proceed to download Multiple IE (ie3.0 to ie6.0) installable, IE6, IE7, IE8 and their portable versions.

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