Microsoft Pushing Internet Explorer Updates

According to an article at Slashgear, Microsoft will begin pushing updates for old versions of Internet Explorer in January, 2012. Although users will be able to prevent, or to roll back, the updates, they will need to take positive action to continue using old versions.

This welcome action — welcomed by every developer I know — won’t cause those versions to disappear, but will make them less popular, and provide a rationale for convincing clients to forgo the time and expense, and downright silliness, of supporting them in their websites.