Microsoft is to kick off the process of automatically upgrading Windows users who are using old versions of the Internet Explorer to the latest and greatest version, IE9.
on 12/16/2011 – Made popular on 12/16/2011
Microsoft is preparing a scheme to automatically push the latest version of Internet Explorer to users' systems. This can be seen as Microsoft following in Google's footsteps, as part of the thinking behind Chrome was to ensure people stay on the current version.
If you are reading this in Internet Explorer, you should probably close it and fire up Chrome -- and come back after a newly reported zero-day flaw is patched. Even the U.S. and U.K. governments are warning against use of Internet Explorer for now. The zero-day flaw has been uncovered in Internet Explorer versions 6,7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, according to Microsoft.
Internet Explorer had a version for Mac OS and Mac OS X until 2003.
The decision to make Internet Explorer available on Mac must have come from the notion that it is best to have your browser on all available platform to increase your market share and to create web standards.
So why didn't Microsoft make Internet Explorer available on more platforms? Why drop the Mac version?
We've always used "Internet Explorer Maintenance" (IEM) in Group Policies to manage Internet Explorer settings. Apparently since IE 10, we need to use Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) to manage it.
Specifically, I'm looking to add favorites to the links bar via Group Policy, which I've previously been able to achieve using IEM.
Internet Explorer 8 (also known as IE 8) is the latest but not quite the greatest web browser from Microsoft. It offers several enhancements over its predecessor that includes improvements in RSS, Cascading Style Sheets, and Ajax support.
In a Reddit AMA session, the Internet Explorer team revealed that it has discussed rebranding the browser. The comment was made in response to a query referring to the negative market perception that Internet Explorer garnered during its Dark Age interregnum. It’s fair to say that Internet Explorer has improved rapidly in recent years. Its brand, however, has lagged.