'Here are even more ways Internet Explorer 8 is taking the competition head-on:
Internet Explorer 8
Google Chrome 2.0
Internet Explorer 8 takes the cake with better phishing and malware protection, as well as protection from emerging threats.
InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering help Internet Explorer 8 claim privacy victory.
Ease of Use
Features like Accelerators, Web Slices and Visual Search Suggestions make Internet Explorer 8 easiest to use.
Firefox and Chrome have more support for emerging standards like HTML5 and CSS3, but Internet Explorer 8 invested heavily in having world-class, consistent support for the entire CSS2.1 specification.
Only Internet Explorer 8 has both tab isolation and crash recovery features; Firefox and Chrome have one or the other.
Sure, Firefox may win in sheer number of add-ons, but many of the customizations you'd want to download for Firefox are already a part of Internet Explorer 8 – right out of the box.
Internet Explorer 8 is more compatible with more sites on the Internet than any other browser.
Neither Firefox nor Chrome provide guidance or enterprise tools.
Knowing the top speed of a car doesn't tell you how fast you can drive in rush hour. To actually see the difference in page loads between all three browsers, you need slow-motion video. This one’s also a tie.
Fuente: Microsoft 21/06/2009