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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ahh this is totally nice :p
by andih on Thu 15th Dec 2011 19:42 UTC
andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

@work we use a couple of programs that work only on IE8... (recently went from IE7 only to 8 lol)

So if they do this, those programs will AUTOMATICLY FAIL HORRIBLY!!

I recoice!

As this will put an end to users depending on this junk browser and to the junk programs that depends on this junk!

Thank you God for MS's stupidity

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You aren't aware then that IE9 (and 10) have a IE8 rendering mode ... and the only thing you need to do to force it into IE8 mode is a meta tag in the head.

Edited 2011-12-16 13:41 UTC

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