Lo and behold, the Internet Explorer 8 install screen.

Internet Explorer 8 install

It is so hard to get high-resolution lossless screenshots of unreleased software these days. In the meantime, this extremely compressed JPEG of the Internet Explorer 8 installation window will have to do. This is apparently what beta testers will be getting in the first release, as (super excited) Mithun Dhar kindly shows showed us.

The only difference between this screen and the previous IE7 Beta install experience is in fact just the number. That means either someone was smart enough not to reinvent the wheel, or just lazy. Meanwhile this good new for Windows XP users because it looks like Internet Explorer 8 will still be supported.

Unless that’s one convincing retrospective Windows Vista visual style.

33 insightful thoughts

  1. …That means either someone was smart enough not to reinvent the wheel, or just lazy. Meanwhile this good new for Windows XP users because it looks like Internet Explorer 8 will still be supported. Unless ….

    Or someone who had photoshopped the screen from version 7… :)

  2. OT: The new web site design really looks very nice, Mr. Zeng. Well done. (I will not mention, that it is really hard (if not impossible) to find an official MSFT website/weblog which takes content AND design that seriously.) :)

  3. I don’t know about you ppl, but I feel the new design crowded.Maybe because this is a blog and the display of comments and long paragraphs to the right and the left make me dizzy or something.
    The design itself is great but maybe u can change the ratios between things I dunno.

  4. I actually tend to like this new design.. You dont see mean non-header, main-sidebar type layouts.. Its nice. Well done Long.

  5. It’s fake. look at number 8 on right side and number 8 is one pixle in higher position than other words before it.

  6. Why the new design? The old istartedsomething was possibly one of the best looking sites like, ever. Now it is just an other blog.

  7. I have to say I prefered the old design too, the pictures along the top were nice, and it looked a lot less crowded, now it looks a little corporate and boring

  8. I’m sorry to say this (no need to publish this comment), but I liked your old site design much better. I’m sure you put some work into making this one, but your old layout was just much better.

  9. Who cares what that looks like STILL BETA when will it not be beta so it can be downloaded BETA SUCKS remember when VCR’s showed up BETA lost and VHS won

  10. Now when I open websites the small screen size comes up and I have to restore up to get full screen.

    How do I fix it to come up as a full screen?

    I am not sure whether I have IE 7 or IE 8

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