The download is available to the public from IE8’s homepage, the download comes in at 13.3MB, but as with all IE installs, this simply downloads more files from the net prior to installation.
The download finished quite quickly, however with most installs thesedays requires a reboot before it takes effect.
Over the next few hours, I will be using IE8 as my default browser whilst I work on an offline website I am building for someone. I will post back any rantsravesreviews as and when I come across them.
For now – enjoy the future of one of the worlds most commonly used browsers!