Microsoft issues IE update to get around the Eolas patent

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Microsoft issues IE update to get around the Eolas patent

Richard M. Smith
 
I wonder how many Web sites this Microsoft patch will break.......
 
Background on the Microsoft/Eolas Lawsuit:
 
 
Richard
 

 
Internet Explorer ActiveX update
 
Microsoft is releasing a software update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 and for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. This update changes the way in which Internet Explorer handles some Web pages that use ActiveX controls. Examples of programs that use ActiveX controls include the following:
 
Adobe Reader
Apple QuickTime Player
Macromedia Flash
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Real Networks RealPlayer
Sun Java Virtual Machine
After you install this update, you cannot interact with ActiveX controls from certain Web pages until these controls are enabled. To enable an ActiveX control, manually click the control. There are also techniques that Web developers can use to update their Web pages. For more information about these techniques, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate (http://msdn.microsoft.com/ieupdate)
As part of this Internet Explorer update, Microsoft will release updates to the current versions of Windows XP and of Windows Server 2003. All client operating systems will be updated. These client operating systems include the following:
 
Windows XP Starter Edition
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional Edition
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems
 
Additionally, updates for earlier versions of Internet Explorer will be released as part of the monthly security update packages.
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Re: Microsoft issues IE update to get around the Eolas patent

Lewis Francis-2

Hmm.  Released today but apparently as an optional update -- not part of
Express Install.  If my experience is the common one, how likely is this to
spread throughout the user-base, and will it be automatically activated in
OEM installs?

-Lewis


On 2/28/06 6:37 PM, "Richard M. Smith" <[hidden email]> wrote:

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> I wonder how many Web sites this Microsoft patch will break.......
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> Background on the Microsoft/Eolas Lawsuit:
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> http://news.com.com/Microsoft+tweaks+browser+to+avoid+liability/2100-1012_3-
> 5980658.html
> http://news.com.com/Microsoft+loses+in+Eolas+patent+ruling/2100-1012_3-58856
> 57.html
> http://news.com.com/Microsoft+ordered+to+pay+521+million/2100-1012_3-5062409
> .html?tag=nl
>  
> Richard
>  
>   _____  
>
>  
> Internet Explorer ActiveX update
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912945

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