More bloody IE fixes...
...surely they must have caught them all by now? surely? Especially all the IE 6 ones?
oh wait...this is IE and Microsoft.
Microsoft is planning eight security updates next week – two critical – as part of its regular Patch Tuesday programme. The obvious highlight of the batch is a critical update for Internet Explorer that affects all supported versions of Microsoft's ubiquitous web browser, including IE 9. The second critical update covers flaws …
They could be like FF a release new features and before fixing the old ones and crank out new versions of IE for no real reason. Oh I'm sure that FF fixes all of their bugs in their past browsers right ? Whats that you say they don't give fixes for a 10 year old browser ? what that's it case close MS should not provide support for soft ware older than 5 years old .
MS are patching IE 6, 7 and 8 on XP, 7, 8 and 9 on Vista, and 8 and 9 on Win7. The only lock-out is that you can't use 9 on XP, so that's several more patches than would be necessary if what you say were true.
Given that MS themselves have a "death to IE6" campaign, I think it is actually rather surprising that they are still patching it.
m$ for patching IE and whatever holes there are in it
However , perhaps a better patch would be one enabling users to delete the damn thing off their systems.
Then we'd really see how many security holes there are in firefox/chrome.
Tux because Yupp you guesssed it... I'm a linux geek
So their points aren't valid? Can't we - as users - expect much better software from MS? Are you saying that sieves like IE 6 should acceptable? Even governments have condemned it FFS. And as others have noted - you actually have no choice to remove it either.
Note: for balance, i find FF's near constant upgrade cycle an arse pain too.
By patching IE 6 and advertising the latest IE (even via portal partners), they get the respect/trust of companies and they also say "we do our best to upgrade our users".
They really did and keep doing whatever possible to make people upgrade the IE version. Same time, you just can't remotely disable IE 6 and literally effect World economy/health/whatever in a browser argameddon.
Microsoft keep updating their software to close security holes.
How is that bad?
There shouldn't be problems there in the first place? In software heaven only.
You don't think software from the market leader / the evil empire attracts the interest of hackers, crackers and whatever more than free alternatives?
btw, IE6 users can download alternative browsers, if they try hard enough.
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