Updating IE is a non-trivial process
Posted Apr 21, 2005 9:42 UTC (Thu) by simon_kitching
Parent article: Security in Firefox
And the most important item of all: updating firefox simply updates firefox. Updating IE is an update of a core piece of the windows kernel that can have interesting and unexpected side-effects.
I worked on a large dynamic-html-based app for a while, and we were pushing the boundaries of IE. As soon as a new version of IE was released, we usually wanted it. But the operations dept were *with valid reasons* refusing to install such upgrades without a full test cycle of the whole desktop + critical apps. Result: we were often stuck well behind where we wanted to be.
Having a browser separate from the OS makes installing system upgrades in business environments *much* easier.
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