IE7 will be installed on XP via Automatic Updates

Internet Explorer 7Internet Explorer 7 contains numerous security upgrades. Microsoft plans to recommend that all Windows customers install IE7, but the upgrade will be optional. Automatic Updates will notify users when IE7 is ready to install, displaying a welcome screen with the choices “Install,” “Don’t Install” and “Ask Me Later.”

That’s exactly what I’ve been expecting:

Microsoft announced today that it will release Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) as a “high-priority” security update via Windows XP’s Automatic Updates as soon as the browser package is ready. The release of IE7 is planned for the fourth quarter of this year.

In my opinion that’s the right decision. By spreading IE7 via Automatic Updates almost every usual Windows Customer will use IE7 automatically. That’s good news for all Web Designers or Developers out there because it’s pretty safe to develop for IE7 then. As we all hope, CSS compatibility will be much better with IE7.

I’m looking forward to this `high-priority` security update 😉


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