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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Firefox updates automatically too
by AnythingButVista on Thu 15th Dec 2011 17:48 UTC
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I don't know about you guys but Firefox already updates automatically. Firefox downloads new versions in the background and the next time you launch the browser... boom "User Account Control. Do you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer?..." Answer YES (or CONTINUE in Vista) and the update is installed. They just don't do it behind your back.

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Though TBH, exactly that the kind of "scary OS prompt" puts people off ...or, if they get used to it, opens the way for malware installers, etc.

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