Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 16:56 UTC
Internet Explorer As it turns out, Google's idea of silently and automatically updating web browsers for security's sake is actually a pretty darn good idea - Chrome is pretty much always up-to-date. Microsoft agrees with this, and has announced it's going to automatically update Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Vista and 7.
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RE[4]: Woah!
by TechGeek on Fri 16th Dec 2011 00:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Woah!"
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Exactly. Its easy to say that they should just update their software. But there are probably companies who have many millions of dollars tied up in their business process that hinges on IE 6. And while hopefully all of them are in the process of upgrading, its not an overnight process. For Microsoft to just announce something so drastic like this out of the blue, is just asinine on their part. Thats assuming that this really will be a "no choice update whether you like it or not thing", and not a "no, really, update IE, please?" thing.

Edited 2011-12-16 00:07 UTC

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