Warning. Your IE 6.0 Browser Will Self Destruct in 15 Seconds.

Oct 19, 2006 • 7:18 pm | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Programming and Coding
 

Remember when you booted up your computer and that friendly browser quietly appeared, ready to take you anywhere with no fuss?

Not anymore. Now, Microsoft is going to sneak in an upgrade to your IE 6.0 browser. If you don't want it, (and what developer isn't cautious about environments?), read the instructions first.

1.Use the IE7 Readiness Toolkit to prepare for the release of IE7

2.Test and resolve any issues with their Web sites and applications using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 (ACT 5.0).

3.Determine if their organization is ready for IE7 or needs to delay deployment. Find information on deploying the nonexpiring IE7 Blocker Toolkit on our Web site.

Some programmers and web developers are having a blast testing it. You may want to stop by and take the training, or just watch the daring ones, like John.

Ah, and of course: No, it's not just a browser update. It also forces me to install some tool to avoid bad software. Isn't my system slow enough already? Software firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. Now I am also forced to use some tool which I have no idea about - no idea what it really does, if it's running now as I type or what it will do.

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Comments:

Charlene

10/28/2006 12:20 am

I downloaded 7.0 it just before it went out of beta. I love it and would never want to go back to 6.0. Although I still use FireFox and Netscape 7.2. BTW, what training?

R. Hayes

10/31/2006 02:30 pm

Here's some news a lot of web designers/developers might like to know about, provided they haven't already found out the hard way, as I did. It seems that IE 7.0 interferes with certain menu items within Dreamweaver 2004 MX, causing DW to crash. I found this out while attempting to work in a Dreamweaver extension widget for SoThink Menus. I later found items in the DW Help menu to be corrupt, crashing DW, as well. Long story short, having tried several workarounds, I finally uninstalled IE 7.0 and EVERY problem went away without a hitch. Now DW works flawlessly again with IE 6.0 and Firefox 2.0. If anyone knows a workaround in order to be able to use IE 7 again, please post or contact me.

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