Microsoft has released the newest version of the company's web browser for Windows: Internet Explorer version 8. After years of losing market share to Firefox and other rivals, Microsoft is hoping to convince Windows users to return to Internet Explorer. According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer still leads in market share at around 67%, which is a drop from four years ago when it held 91% of the market.
Most of the new features in Internet Explorer 8 (from the improved phishing protection to features like web clippings or private browsing) have already been available for some time in other popular browsers such as Firefox and Safari. One notable exception is the implementation of "Accelerators." According to Microsoft:
Windows users can download and install Internet Explorer 8 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx.