I’ll admit straight up that I haven’t really used IE8. I’ll also happily concede that IE8 is probably a good deal better at rendering standards-compliant things than IE6 and IE7. I’m also happy that with the release of IE8, the death of IE6 is that little bit closer (something that will make any web developer happy, I believe). I have to say, though, that I was highly disappointed by Microsoft when they released this article. I feel it’s sad that whoever wrote the article felt that IE8 could not stand on its own merits and so had to do some, ah, creative spinning of the truth to promote it instead.