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Re: [inbox] Re: MS are doing Windows Updates for XP to IE7
From: "Exibar" <exibar () thelair com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 21:12:44 -0500

IE^ is still people's web browser, why should MS shove IE7 down our
throughts?  Automatic update should be flexable enough to give you a "no IE
upgrade, patches only" checkbox...

  Exibar

-----Original Message-----
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:26 PM
To: nick () virus-l demon co uk
Cc: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: [inbox] Re: [Full-disclosure] MS are doing Windows Updates for
XP to IE7


On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 12:48:13 +1300, Nick FitzGerald said:
Well, yes, if you are (a) clued and (b) know it's coming. If
you've got it
set to download-and-install at 3AM every Wednesday morning,
you may be in for
a surprise....

If you're _NOT_ clued enough to know better then you "deserve" the
automatic, silent IE 7 "upgrade".

MS got this right.

I didn't say MS didn't get this right, in fact I agree that this
is the way
it should work.

Doesn't change the fact that several hundred million unclued
users are likely
to wonder what happened to their IE6. ;)


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