Internet Explorer 8 using Restart APIs to full potential

Thu, March 19, 2009, 11:49 AM under Windows
I have been playing with internal bits of Internet Explorer 8 for a while and it is pretty cool. Today the final version has shipped and you can download IE8 from the Microsoft site. To see the many cool enhancements I'd encourage you to watch the short videos (or at least just the Overview) on the dedicated IE8 videos page.

One of the things I like doing to new apps is crashing them. When a windows app crashes, I fully expect it to restart and restore the state it had before it died. I ranted in detail on that front in an older post of mine 2 years ago.

Internet Explorer 8 finally delivers on my request. This is what I see after I crash it and it restarts:

Love it!