CDRInfo Forum CDRInfo Forum

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

Microsoft Ships IE (Eolas) Update   Logged in as: Guest
Viewers: 689 You can click here to see Today's Posts | Most Active Topics | Posts Since Last Visit
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [News Around The Web] >> Microsoft News >> Microsoft Ships IE (Eolas) Update Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Microsoft Ships IE (Eolas) Update - 3/1/2006 8:54:31 AM   

Posts: 1011
Joined: 8/4/2003
From: Ontario - Canada
Status: offline
Microsoft has shipped a new version of its Internet Explorer browser to permanently change the way multimedia content is rendered on Web pages.

The cumulative non-security IE update was released Feb. 28 as an optional download for IE6 on Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and is a direct result of the multimillion-dollar patent spat with Chicago-based Eolas Technologies.

The modifications mean that IE users won't be able to directly interact with Microsoft ActiveX controls loaded by the APPLET, EMBED, or OBJECT elements without first activating the user interface with an extra mouse click.

Some widely deployed programs that use ActiveX controls within the browser include Adobe's Reader and Flash, Apple's QuickTime Player, Microsoft's Windows Media Player, RealNetworks' RealPlayer and Sun's JVM (Java Virtual Machine).

A Microsoft spokesperson said the changes will have "little to no impact on customer experience and partner applications" except for an extra mouse click in certain cases.

Full story...

Source : eWEEK
Post #: 1
RE: Microsoft Ships IE (Eolas) Update - 3/4/2006 5:19:26 PM   


Posts: 943
Joined: 1/2/2002
From: United Kingdom
Status: offline
Since the update is (at the moment) optional, you can avoid it. At least until they roll it in to something more important - actually, it MIGHT marginally increase security against some undesirable ActiveX examples, though only if they require interaction.

(in reply to WinThusiast)
Post #: 2
RE: Microsoft Ships IE (Eolas) Update - 3/4/2006 6:24:00 PM   

Posts: 5743
Joined: 4/11/2002
From: Retired Moderator
Status: offline
This is what I was thinking as well Matthew.  I have opted to "NOT" install it on any computer.  The problem with this type of patch is that MS has set it for you to CLICK now after installing, as with prior patches like this, there are always problems.  This is just a quick fix, and I'm not sure what it will do to the code itself.


LG GSA H22L Firm 1.02
Samsung SH-203N Firm SB01
LiteOn SOHD-16P9S Firm FS0D

(in reply to Matthew)
Post #: 3
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [News Around The Web] >> Microsoft News >> Microsoft Ships IE (Eolas) Update Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI