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Future Internet Explorer Versions to Automatically Update

Microsoft’s plan for future editions of Internet Explorer will include automatic updates – that is unless you choose to opt out.

We’re currently on version IE9 and to be frank, it’s not very good despite still being the world’s leading browser software. As a veteran user I myself made the switch to Google Chrome this year after willingly accepting the so-so Microsoft offering and regretting it ever since. Microsoft’s move will mean as a user of its web-browsing software you’ll get the next upgrade to IE10 and IE11 whether you like it or not.

Microsoft will, however, offer an adjustable setting which will let you deny further updates from automatically ruining your web-browsing experience with constant crashes and laggish-loading.

Microsoft’s Team Blog ominously reported today that the company is “sharing our plan to automatically upgrade Windows customers to the latest version of Internet Explorer available for their PC” adding “This is an important step in helping to move the Web forward.” – Frightening.

The blog goes onto detail the plans to get the ball rolling in January focusing firstly on Australia and states “While the benefits of upgrading are numerous, we recognize that some organizations and individuals may want to opt-out and set their own upgrade pace. One of the things we’re committed to as we move to auto updates is striking the right balance for consumers and enterprises – getting consumers the most up-to-date version of their browser while allowing enterprises to update their browsers on their schedule.”

Admitedly, yes – Chrome does just the same. But at least it works. Just sayin’.

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