Internet Explorer to (Finally?) Auto Update

Ryan Gavin over at Exploring IE has announced that Internet Explorer is going to auto update from this point forward.

Can I get a huge “FINALLY” from the choir!

I think this is a great thing for users and the web development community and will become even more so that farther in our rear-view mirror Windows XP becomes. There are two issues that remain, however:

  1. Windows XP still can only update to Internet Explorer 8
  2. Enterprises and IT outfits can opt-out

A great step in the right direction, but we can still be held back by enterprise users. It might be a needed concession, but still a concession.







2 responses to “Internet Explorer to (Finally?) Auto Update”

  1. Michael Knepprath Avatar

    Only a few years late, right? IE 8 is the bane of my existence when it comes to web design. I can’t wait til it’s out of the picture.

    1. Bob Martens Avatar

      Sadly, IE8 is going to be around for a LONG time because that is the highest version XP can have. As long as XP has market share, so does IE8 sadly.