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News MS issues emergency IE patch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    You mean there are still people who actually use IE?
     
  3. Zayfod

    Zayfod New Member

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    it can be quite hard not to, what with it being integrated into Windows and all.
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Get up, patch up! Don't give up the fight! Get up, patch up! Finally doin' it right!
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    True, even the recent Choose Your Browser application ran in IE.
     
  6. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    It's hard to break away from Internet Explorer with bespoke software (designed with only IE support in mind) used in a lot of companies. Our booking system at work only functions inside IE6 or IE7, I'm still waiting on them to implement IE8 support, nevermind Firefox or Chrome :wallbash:
     
  7. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    It was meant with a little humour. Also I don't think its hard not to use it. Whenever I do a new windows install I have everything I need on another HD ready to go..including a Firefox.exe. And even if you need to use IE to download another browser..you use it for all of, what? A minute?

    You have my condolences then. I avoid IE like the plague.
     
  8. tad2008

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    My main browser of choice has become Chrome, although it took me a while to get used to it's bare bones look. I only use Firefox now when I have the need to make use of specific plug ins. IE 8 very rarely see's the light of day except on those rare occasions when something simply doesn't work in either of the other two.

    Opera has always had it's appeal, but for some reason I have never really been able to gel with it. With Chrome, my only real niggle is that when it is not full screen that it does not like being right up against the edge of the screen.
     
  9. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    Also you have to remember that some apps use IE within them - for example Steam uses 32-bit IE.
     
  10. Psy-UK

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    Thankfully, the Steam 2010 UI beta uses Webkit.
     
  11. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    Or they could just bite the bullet and switch to Firefox, Opera, etc. and avoid the future 'headaches'.
     
  12. Farfalho

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  13. PingCrosby

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    But I love Internet Explorer...its like a lovely big bag of chips soaked in salt and vinegar...mmmm and with scraps too.
     
  14. macroman

    macroman The One

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    From an IT professional view, random updates are nothing more than a slight inconvenience. Any business with any thought towards protecting itself will be using tools such as WSUS or Altiris etc to protect itself. so no news here. Move along.
     
  15. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia <b>OOH BABY!!!</b>

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    this is pretty much true. i've had instances where an official update has caused problems other than what it is supposed to fix but those have been quite rare. Not applying a patch is almost certainly worse than applying it. Large scale operations are always better testing patches against their own setup before wide scale deployment but that is a given, security updates are best applied as soon as is viable.
     
  16. Star*Dagger

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    IE = Idiots Explorer
     
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    Glad to know Microsoft's taking extra effort for serious patches.
     
  18. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    You're joking right!? You can't open firefox without it doing more bloody updates.
     
  19. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    It takes a few seconds, and you're always up to date. I see no problem with the frequent updates.
     
  20. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    I've never experienced anything like that, despite having my options set for automatic updates. Maybe a case of YMMV.
     
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