It seems like someone's been reading our Christmas wish list blog posts, as Microsoft has just announced on their Window Steam Blog (or should that be Windows Team Blog?) that IE is to "Start Automatic Upgrades across Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7"
This is a great step towards protecting users from websites which prey upon the more technically illiterate, using phishing or other techniques to gain access to sensitive data or to wreak havoc on victims' computers.
It also means that web developers can save countless hours adapting the latest HTML to older browsers, as the bar is raised a little higher a little more quickly.
Well done Microsoft!