Now that IE8 has been out for a while and is the last IE browser supported by XP I'd like to know if you recommend an update from IE7 to IE8 for all XP SP3 users or does it depend on the hardware specs? Microsoft's page shows minimal hardware requirements but Microsoft has been known to understate System Requirements in the past.
I figure that if this forum has been quiet (even IE7 is quiet) then IE8 has been working well for most people.
I'm thinking also about security aspects, too, and if IE8 provides a big security boost over IE7 I might start upgrades at school even though Firefox is the recommended browser that we suggest for users. Malware attack attempts seem to be increasing so I'd like to tighten up wherever possible.