adeelarshad82 writes: While Microsoft has always had patches and new major versions available via Windows Update, the process was never automatic. However starting January, users in Australia and Brazil will begin receiving automatic IE updates. Microsoft will gradually extend coverage to other parts of the world. Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s senior director for Internet Explorer, pointed out several benefits. The overall security of the Windows user community will be improved as outdated browsers are replaced, developers can focus their attention on building sites using modern web code, and those who surf with IE will be able to enjoy the full Beauty of the Web.
Krystalo writes: Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its release earlier this week. This is quite good but it is hardly impressive. The current record holder is still Mozilla, which had over 8 million downloads of Firefox 3 in a 24-hour period on June 18, 2008.