IE8 Blocker

10 01 2009

Microsoft will be distributing Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) via automatic updates, like they did with IE7.  They say it helps make browsing the web faster, easier, safer and more reliable.

If you want to delay the introduction of the new browser you can install their “IE8 Blocker Toolkit”. For more information, goto ie8-blocker-toolkit-available-today 

Note: If you are opted into Automatic updates, IE8 will not get automatically installed, as the installer requires user interaction. The Welcome screen will appear and the installation won’t proceed until the user agrees to install IE8.

IE8 is still in Beta, but the final version may be coming in a few months time.