I just read in the the Microsoft Developer's Newsletter that Release Candidate 1 of Internet Explorer 8 is now ready for download. But there are some caveats to be aware of. I am very reluctant to try the first version of IE8 as it might still have some "bugs" that need to be worked out. In fact, the very premise of downloading V8 clearly means that you will be a "tester" for this platform. I suggest that you wait until a "stable release" comes out. At this time, that could be Summer of '09... or later. In conjunction with IE8, you will also need to download Silverlight, a companion to IE8 that expands the browser's functionality. If you want more information on IE8, here is a link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288472(VS.85).aspx But, if you just can't contain yourself and you have to have it regardless, then go ahead. I'm kinda itching to try it myself.