Microsoft Corp. yesterday posted a tool kit to block the upcoming Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) from downloading and installing automatically when it is officially released later this year.
If the company uses a timeline similar to its previous Web browser, the tool kit’s release means that Microsoft is likely to deliver IE8 within the next three months.
In an entry to a company blog, an IE program manager said that Microsoft would push IE8 to users via its Windows Update and Microsoft Update services when the browser is finished. The blocker modifies each PC’s Windows registry. … Go to source