I'm posting this to determine if this is something happening to everyone, or just another of my personal computing anomalies specific to my machine. Day before yesterday I got a Windows Update, downloaded it, and the download behaved as if I had just installed IE7 (thanking me for installing it, and asking me did I want to make it better, etc.); this was on one of my off days, and I don't use IE as my "fun" browser -- I only use it for work purposes.
Well, today is the beginning of my work week, and I went to clock in at the Webclock my company uses, and none of the text input boxes would work (i.e., I couldn't type anything into the text boxes) thus I couldn't clock in. I couldn't type anything in the Google search box -- the cursor just would not register. So, I reset to the original options, and rebooted. Then when I opened IE, rather than my home page, it displayed the "download IE8 now" page. I figured now was as good a time as ever, and downloaded it -- everything is working fine now, with the text boxes.
Next, I decided to do a little research to figure out WTH was going on, and came across this recent article: http://www.pc1news.com/news/0664/exploring-the-internet-explorer-vulnerability.html
Some of the links included in the article at the bottom point to an organization sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division of National Homeland Security. So...I'm wondering if Microsoft is sort of "disabling" IE7 so everyone will update to IE8 so they don't get law suits up the wazoo with the security vulnarability.
Which led me to the next question (one more close to my heart)...if everyone is "suppose" to have IE8 (if they're using IE) due to security reasons, is there any point at all in skinning IE7 in SKS6?