IE8 "Lite"?

Mary Jo Foley ponders whether Microsoft should release a ‘lite’ version of IE8 to compete with Google’s Chrome browser (which I was not that impressed with). She states:

I’ve been dabbling with both Internet Explorer (IE) 8 Beta 2 and the Google Chrome beta over the past couple of weeks. I’ve fallen into the following usage pattern: IE 8 is my go-to browser for everyday use. But when I need to get to check a Web site quickly, I use Chrome.

I realize there’s been a lot of back-and-forth over whether Chrome is really substantially faster than IE 8. I’ve seen folks weigh in on all sides. But on my old trusty ThinkPad X60 running XP SP2, Chrome is noticeably faster — in both loading and taking me to sites.

Read the rest of her post here.

Related: Google’s Chrome: Don’t bet your enterprise on it by Preston Galla at

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