Microsoft's new automatic update plan could (finally) spell the end of IE6
Microsoft has announced that starting in January 2012 Internet Explorer will, like Chrome, Firefox and Opera, no longer pester you with update notices. Instead Internet Explorer will automatically download and install updates in the background . The new auto-update feature will only apply to users who've opted into the automatic updates through Windows Update. Those that have opted in will be upgraded to the latest version of IE available for their system. If you're still on Windows XP that means you'll be updated to IE 8. Vista and Windows 7 users will move to IE 9. The Windows Blog notes that when upgrading your home page, search provider, and default browser settings will not be affected. Internet Explorer updates have been offered through Windows Update previously, but unlike other "important" Windows updates, users needed to initiate the actual installation of IE updates via a dialog box. The only real change for most users in today's announcement is that you'll no longer need to mess ...
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