Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 just got released. Couldn’t resist myself and immediately installed it. Here are my experiences (running XP SP2 Dutch here):
Ha, what about that Microsoft? Reminds me of the fact that IE7b1 and Safari 3.0 were acting all weird on some localised versions of XPSP2 (including the Dutch version). Anyone else with a Dutch XP SP2 having this kind of sh**?
Update 2008.03.06: On my XP SP2 Dutch machine at work, it does install neatly. Only difference is that the XP at work is an OEM version. As an alternative, I can testrun IE8 beta 1 via a Microsoft released VPC image.
Update 2008.03.09: Found it: HP Smart Web Printing Plugin (which apparently got installed when I installed my printer) was the wrongdoer! Although the IE8 Beta 1 Knowledge Base states that it works fine, except for the icon not being shown, my experiences tell me the darn thing makes IE8 go boo boo.