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    No more clinging to old IE versions

    "Internet Explorer is about to do more than just look like Chrome - it'll silently update on your PC just like Google's browser, too." - The Register

    One thing that I don't understand. To enable this to work, you have to enable automatic IE via Windows update. So why do you need IE8 and IE9 Automatic Update Blocker? I'd have thought that you would just not enable it. It won't bother me either way as I'm an Opera user, and we stuck with IE7 on the student PCs on account of some apps that don't like IE8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    just about to say snap... Microsoft Autoupgrading IE to Latest Version

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    At least with XP, you'll know it can't go any higher than IE8.

    With Vista and 7, IE9 is a big improvement so I'm all for it really. If you have WSUS setup, you can control which updates are deployed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    At least with XP, you'll know it can't go any higher than IE8.
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    Chrome is higher than IE8

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    What do you mean by higher? You mean a higher version number?

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    just higher in every respect

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    Thinking about it, Microsoft in my opinion should think about including IE versions with Service Packs.

    So for example, XP Gold and SP1 came with IE6, SP2 with IE7 and SP3 with IE8. You would pretty much squash the problem of users stuck on old IE versions.

    Windows 7 SP1 x86 and x64 is a large Service Pack and including IE10 (for example) in 7 SP2 would make deployment easier.

    Microsoft in a way have done this already with Windows Media Player. You can only get Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    What do you mean by higher? You mean a higher version number?
    And in data/cpu/hard drive usage... when you take into account the all the updates and endless pandering to Google's next nefarious plan to become the global gatekeeper on the new direct advertising machines that are to replace computers. I mean really, what good are they if they are not mining your data or trying to subliminally control your habits. Really, the audacity of a computer existing that is not servicing Googles goals is simply gauling.

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    sed -e 's/Google/Microsoft/g' <

    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    And in data/cpu/hard drive usage... when you take into account the all the updates and endless pandering to Google's next nefarious plan to become the global gatekeeper on the new direct advertising machines that are to replace computers. I mean really, what good are they if they are not mining your data or trying to subliminally control your habits. Really, the audacity of a computer existing that is not servicing Googles goals is simply gauling.

    would be MS's dream. they just lost their grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    sed -e 's/Google/Microsoft/g' <




    would be MS's dream. they just lost their grip
    And so now the MS haters are championing the next company doing the exact same thing but in an even more intrusive way. Have you check the ventalation where you work, perhaps opening a window might be a plan.

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    windows 7 enterprise 32 bit here but due to company restrictions with there own WSUS servers - we are on IE 8 and not going to IE 9 - although wouldn't do me much good as got a pants graphics card so wouldn't be able to do much 2D rendering on it. I know that as tried it already.

    Updated to IE 9 and tested it, fail, downgraded back to 8 and works again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thinking about it, Microsoft in my opinion should think about including IE versions with Service Packs.

    So for example, XP Gold and SP1 came with IE6, SP2 with IE7 and SP3 with IE8. You would pretty much squash the problem of users stuck on old IE versions.
    No you wouldn't - for those refuseniks you'd merely introduce the problem of users being without Service Packs.

    If the board don't want to spend the money fixing the app (or IT management are insufficiently capable of making a good business case for doing so), it won't get fixed until IE6 is no longer supported.

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    Not good for people like me who are trying to control the internet usage. Its so bloody expensive here!

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    IE = Best browser for downloading another browser.

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