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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Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Thu 15th Dec 2011 17:27 UTC
joekiser
Member since:
2005-06-30

So does that mean that we'll finally get an update to IE8 on Windows XP?

I know, I know, XP is 10 years old, but my workplace is still rolling out new installs (Dell 790's) with XP on them.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by jabbotts on Thu 15th Dec 2011 19:15 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

joking aside, IE8 is the "latest version supported by the OS" so it's unlikely to see an IE9 update. Let's just hope the IE8 patches keep flowing until XP support ends.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by fithisux on Thu 15th Dec 2011 19:34 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

So does that mean that we'll finally get an update to IE8 on Windows XP?


I hope it meant that we'll finally get IE removed on Windows XP

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by cmost on Fri 16th Dec 2011 05:33 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Your workplace is seriously behind the times. It's also opening itself up to significant security risks.

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by Lennie on Fri 16th Dec 2011 10:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Actually the numbers say something else. Exploits on Windows XP is going down and exploits on Windows Vista/7 is going up.

Obviously it will take time for Windows 7 to be as bad as Windows XP.

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