IE8 to be pushed out via Automatic Updates

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Starting on or about the third week of April, users still running IE6 or IE7 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 will get will get a notification through Automatic Update about IE8.


http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/0 ... f-ie8.aspx
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except they're sure to have that nifty little "ignore this update" button...
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Perhaps they can alter it so that if you click that button, someone from Microsoft comes and jabs you in the eye with a rusty spork.
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I would be all about that but it might have to be someone from mozilla. I don't know that microsoft is that forceful.
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they make metal sporks? man I just feel out of the loop.

Yeah 7 was an auto-update as well and 3 years later they are hoping for 30% usage.
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It is really very nice information on ie8. The update process will be gradual, with only a small percentage of users seeing the new browser pushed out next week, Microsoft said. Although the code will be downloaded automatically, users will have to opt in to have the browser installed. In addition to saying yes or no, users can also opt to be reminded later.

Businesses will still be able to block the browser download entirely, while those that had been using a pre release version of IE 8 may already have been prompted for an update.

The release of IE 8, which features a private-browsing mode and greater adherence to Web standards, comes as Microsoft continues to cede browser share to Mozilla's Firefox and other rivals. A version of IE 8 is also being built into Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system, though users will also be able to turn off the browser.
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I'm glad that I use W.S.U.S.

i can block it there. :P

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