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[ NNSquad ] Microsoft moves toward auto-update of IE, with interesting nuances

Microsoft moves toward auto-update of IE, with interesting nuances

http://j.mp/vnkJTv  (Computerworld)

   "Microsoft's scheme differs from either Mozilla's or Google's, however,
    in that the company will let enterprises retain control of upgrades.
    Nor will it force updates on consumers who have already declined
    earlier offers to abandon an older IE.  Under its plan, IE will be
    silently upgraded only to those users who have opted in to automatic
    updates on the Windows Update service.  "[And] customers who have
    declined previous installations of IE8 or IE9 through Windows Update
    will not be automatically updated," Microsoft promised in a Thursday
    blog post."

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A complicated subject, involving interesting tradeoffs.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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