Yahoo has released a optimized versions of internet explorer 8 browser with some of the most demanded features in the browser today as:
– Better protection against online threats such as fraudulent sites and spy ware
– Increased speed to help you browse the Web faster
– New tools that provide easier access to your favorite sites
– Built-in Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! Toolbar and Yahoo! Search
Installation is simple and straight forward with two options of express and custom settings. Express settings has some features enabled by default like search update, download provider update, smart screen filtering and it sets internet explorer as a default browser for you. You can Change these settings by choosing the custom settings option at the time of installation or later from the preference menu.
Yahoo optimized Internet explorer's site suggest uses your browsing history to make personalized suggestion based on your browsing history. However this is a optional feature and if you do not like it you can turn it off.
Fast Web Browsing Experience
Internet explorer 8 helps you use the internet faster than before. New features like search suggestion, retrieves information as you type. This saves a lot of time as you do not have to see the result page and search again. Similar accelerators let you preview online services just by pointing mouse to the urls.
Customized search box
The customized search box in the tool not only provides dynamic search suggestions but also provides up to four sources like Wikipedia, flicker, dictionary.com, and yahoo news to search the item. This saves time by searching directly within the source rather than going there indirectly through search pages.
Spy ware Protection
Spy ware has been a major threat to internet use today. To address this problem the yahoo toolbar has built in anti spy application powered by Computer Associates (CA). You can install and use it directly from your yahoo tool bar. Whenever you feel the need to check your computer for spy ware you can just run it from your yahoo toolbar.
Supported platforms Internet Explorer 8 optimized by yahoo is supported for following operating systems.
– Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 2 or higher with a minimum of 64MB RAM and 150MB disk space
– Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit with a minimum of 512MB RAM and 115MB disk space
To sum up, IE 8 optimized for Yahoo offer more web friendly experience as compared to the other browsers.