Choosing a Default Web Browser 191
Browsing with Internet Explorer 192
Working with RSS Feeds and Web Slices 207
Personalizing Internet Explorer 210
Security and Privacy Options 220
Prior to its appearance in Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 became available in the spring of 2009 as an optional download for Windows Vista and Windows XP. If you took advantage of that option, you may be well up to speed with the browser in Windows 7. Apart from incorporating certain new Windows 7 features, such as Jump Lists and Windows Touch, the browser is the same here as there.
If your last browser was Internet Explorer 7, you'll find many enhancements in version 8, including such convenience features as accelerators and web slices, ...