Microsoft to release IE7 for XP via Automatic Updates
Microsoft announced today that it will release Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) as a "high-priority" security update via Windows XP's Automatic Updates as soon as the browser package is ready. The release of IE7 is planned for the fourth quarter of this year.
In June, Microsoft released Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) software through Automatic Updates, which created a stir because Microsoft did not give advance notice of the move. Industry observers asserted that WGA, the latest implementation of the company's multifaceted antipiracy measures, didn't belong in Automatic Updates because it doesn't deal with a security issue for Windows users. Microsoft to release IE7 for XP via Automatic Updates
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