I started using Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 a few weeks back. I installed it so I would know what to expect when installing it on the library computers. The biggest feature for public access computers is the InPrivate browsing.
InPrivate Browsing – Sometimes you don’t want to leave any trace of specific web browsing activity, such as when checking e-mail at an Internet café or shopping for a gift on a family PC. InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 helps prevent your browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser, leaving no evidence of your browsing or search history.
I don’t know if I will be able to setup this feature to be on by default through GPO but this will be handy for people who use the library patron computers. They will know once they close the browser, their internet browsing history, data and such will be cleared. I am already pushing out a setting in IE7 through GPO to clear internet temp files but this gives the patron piece of mind.
One of the things I have had to do though is turn on compatibility view. You’ll find that under the tools menu item. What happens is, I go to a page, like news.sympatico.ctv.ca and the page is either blank or really distorted. If you go the compatiblity view settings, you can see what site use compatibility view and decide if you want it on for all sites.