Well, I think I wrote this somewhere before
But I think it is excellent
A few tweaks here and there, but generally IE8 is very similar to IE7
The tabbing system is better - when you open a new tab from one tab, it has a new highlight colour, because it's in the same group
You can close full groups at once
New feature of accelerators - select some text and then choose from a variety of features that you customize yourself - eg translate, define, search, map....
At the moment features generally only offered by Live services and Google (on accelerators) but that is ample!
InPrivate mode- you've probably heard about this - dubbed 'porn' mode by some as nothing at all is saved (or so microsoft says)
Even so, no history, passwords, web addresses saved at all!
Updated address bar - almost like 'awesome bar' from firefox, but no pictures or google search built in - that is where it was before on right.
You can search when selecting text too as an accelerator - all the search providers you have installed for the top right bar, are availably when you select text as well
Much of this is explained when you load IE8 for first time
Give it a go!
Guinea Pig OUT