Microsoft, disappointed by the low adoption rate for the company’s latest iteration of its Internet Explorer web browser, will from next week begin pushing the software to computer users through the Windows automatic update feature.
The target in the drive to expand use of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is the more than 90% of the IE user base still on versions six and seven. According to research firm Net Applications, IE8’s share of the IE market has reached 4.36% but overall IE share dropped to 60.90% this month.
Microsoft to start pushing IE 8 browser
Microsoft To Push Automatic Rollout For Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 8 to hit Automatic Update
Microsoft rolls out automatic Internet Explorer 8 update
Why you should not install Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 8 has good, bad sides
I tried installing IE8 a couple times a month or so ago, but it refused to open some of the websites on my Favorites list so I uninstalled it and went back to IE7.
/so, you’ve been warned, if you don’t want IE8, pay attention to which automatic updates you install next week
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