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Internet Explorer 8 being “forced” by Microsoft

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In a bid perhaps to promote the latest version of their web browser, Redmond software giant Microsoft is said to be “forcing” Internet Explorer 8 in Automatic Updates, the updating system for Microsoft Windows.

This is said to commence starting “the third week of April”, according to officials from MS.

Internet Explorer has long been the No.1 used web browser, owing partly to its default inclusion on Windows, which dominates a large portion of the operating system marketshare. Whilst not the best browser due to its sluggishness and non-compliance with web standards, the browser from Redmond has been “challenged for the throne” in recent years by feisty alternatives from Mozilla (Firefox) and Apple (Safari), especially when the latter made its way onto Windows a few years ago.

Internet Explorer 8 can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.

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