Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2006 20:43 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft plans to automatically push Internet Explorer 7 to Windows XP users when the browser update is ready later this year. IE 7 will be delivered in the fourth quarter as a 'high priority' update via Automatic Updates in Windows XP, Gary Schare, Microsoft's director of IE product management, said in an interview Tuesday.
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chuzwuzza
Member since:
2005-07-06

This isn't software pushed down your throat, it's a software update pushed down your throat.

People using firefox on windows still have IE on the system (unless they jumped through hoops to uninstall it, but that's fairly unlikely).

Just because their version of IE gets updated doesn't mean they'll stop using firefox.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Unless of course the update just so happens to set the default browser to IE as part of the install. Like MSN messenger seems to like to do if you're not cautious with those tick boxes.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Most people who are savvy enough to use Firefox will be able to deal with IE7 setting itself to be the default browser.

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