Microsoft To Automatically Push IE 7 To Users

Jimmy Daniels of RealTechNews writes:

When IE 7 becomes available later this year, Microsoft is planning on pushing it out to users, although you will get a chance to say no. It will be delivered as a high priority update.

IE 7 will be delivered in the fourth quarter as a “high priority” update via Automatic Updates in Windows XP, Gary Schare, Microsoft’s director of IE product management, said in an interview Tuesday. Automatic Updates is a Windows feature typically used for security updates, but Microsoft has also used it to push its ant piracy tool WGA Notifications.

“The justification, of course, is the significant security enhancements in IE 7,” Schare said. Microsoft recommends that all Windows users install the new browser when it ships, he added.

Although IE 7 will be pushed out over Automatic Updates, people will be able to choose whether they want to install it or not, Schare said. Automatic Updates will first notify people when IE 7 is ready to install and then show a welcome screen that presents key features and the choices to install, not install or postpone installation. [Source: News.com]


We Say: I’m sure there will be a lot of complaining about this, even if IE is better, I myself have not tried it yet. Any early adopters have any opinions they want to share?

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