Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is now available for testing! If you would like to learn more about it’s release you can find plenty of information on the official release blog post.
If you would like to download and test Internet Explorer 8 yourself, you can find it here:
You’ll find versions for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008. In addition to English, IE8 Beta 2 is available in Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), and German. Additional languages will be available soon.
If you would like to see an overview of the new features implemented in Internet Explorer 8 then you can find them in great detail here:
Enjoy the early notification so you can be one of the first to test out Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2!
UPDATE (2008-08-28 @ 12:38 AM):
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 passes the Acid2 Test! Reports were made back in late December 2007 that internal builds of Internet Explorer were passing the Acid2 Test, but now we have a public release that is passing.
On the Acid3 Test, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 scores a 21/100 with a notification at the top of the window stating that:
This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘MSXML 3.0 SP10’ from ‘Microsoft Corporation’. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here…
After running the “MSXML 3.0 SP10” add-on, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 still only scores a 21/100.