I have a friend of mine running Windows Vista Basic SP1. He has been getting the update for IE8, stating that it is necessary to download it. I have heard alot of things that are bad about IE8, about how you can't remove it if you install XP's SP3 first, and now I read stuff about it "hosing" people's Vista and XP machines from a Computerworld Blog by Preston Galla: Why IE8 Crashes
I am thinking that installing IE8, even in its final release, based on this information is NOT
a good idea, and that I should tell him NOT to download it when it comes up for updates.
Has there been any other problems that anyone knows about with IE8? Should I just tell him NOT to install it, and block it, using a Blocking tool? IE7 works well, and I don't feel comfortable advising him to update to IE8 since the vast majority of what I see in this blog post indicates trouble.
Any thoughts on this would be helpful
Thank you for your help
Edited by **Brian**, 06 May 2009 - 08:46 AM.