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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Celerate
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2005-06-29

"And I've noticed firefox has a silent 'update' feature."

Really? Because every FireFox update I got came as a notice somewhere around the throbber (that thingy that animates as pages load) which I had to click on to be prompted to update. This is without using any special extensions by the way. If you've ran into a quiet updater I'd like to know about it.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Actually I just got an update saying that Firefox needs to be restarted to install an update. Not entirely silent but I certainly wasn't made aware that a new update was available and given the option to download it as it was already there.

Perhaps there's an option, I didn't check. I really don't care. Keep it in mind that Windows also has the option to download and install automatically or be prompted at each step.

I think the key point here is that both give you an option to download. I certainly didn't install WGA onto my computer as I used my option not to.

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Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

Yeah, I just got that one a minute ago. I'm surprised because it used to be different, and I'm disappointed I wasn't prompted this time.

Perhaps this is another step in trying to be user friendly, but making it the default without prompting the user wouldn't have been my first choice.

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

It's a setting in Firefox. You can change it by going to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Update.

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