Seattle, Mar 19: Software giant Microsoft Corp launched Internet Explorer 8, the latest version of its market-dominating web browser.
The application can be downloaded from Microsoft's website free of cost for people using licensed Microsoft operating systems. IE8 is an integral part of Microsoft's eagerly awaited Windows 7 operating system. It has been in public for beta testing for about a year.
Microsoft sources said that IE8 will run with Windows Vista and also with Windows XP. IE8 has new features like right-clicking on addresses or other Web features to go straight to a map or put into a blog or other website, which Microsoft calls an 'accelerator'. Users can also put in keywords in the address bar to recall sites visited related to that word.