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Starting on or about the third week of April, users still running Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 will get a notification through Automatic Update about Internet Explorer 8.
Unlike other updates, which can download and install automatically per the user's settings, IE8 may download to the PC -- but it requires the user's consent to install.
This rollout will start with a narrow audience and expand over time to the entire user base. On Windows XP and Server 2003, the update will be High-Priority. On Windows Vista and Server 2008 it will be Important.
If an organization uses Automatic Update to keep Windows up-to-date but wants to manage its own deployment of IE8, a free Blocker Toolkit is available that will block automatic delivery of IE8. This blocker toolkit was released in January 2009 and has no expiration date.
First I am told that Firefox (I know, dirty word here) is the end-all be all of all browsers. Now IE is making a comeback? Let's start a thread here - which one really works the best?