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[ZDNet] Microsoft: Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer 6

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Microsoft has launched a new Web site that is aimed at stepping up its campaign to move users off Internet Explorer (IE) 6.

The new site — the Internet Explorer 6 Countdown — went live on March 4. The site “is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers,†according to the page.
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I'm not buying this one bit, there is another reason why they want them off ie6, I can tell you now, this is not going to happen any time soon because XP is still widely used by many many businesses and homes...
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Never really used Ie6, what is so popular about it? (As in why don't people want to upgrade?)
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Gf IE6.
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yay Finland! lawl
 
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I like that people use IE6. Its the default with XP, and thats where i come in to fix things.. mwahahaha.

When i advise on browsers its definitely not upgrading to IE9 though... lol.
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Well I like those numbers, sorta.... I pretty much gave up making my websites IE6 compatible anyways, now I can see there is such a minimal usage that it definitely isn't worth it.

IE in general is just crap, 6 is like the ultimate standards non-compliant one though..
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
Well I like those numbers, sorta.... I pretty much gave up making my websites IE6 compatible anyways, now I can see there is such a minimal usage that it definitely isn't worth it.

IE in general is just crap, 6 is like the ultimate standards non-compliant one though..
Is it bad security wise? (Lot of exploits or something?)

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I like that people use IE6. Its the default with XP, and thats where i come in to fix things.. mwahahaha.

When i advise on browsers its definitely not upgrading to IE9 though... lol.
We just upgraded everything to 8. I was using the 9 beta a while...but I was taking a class for microsoft using their "MOAC" virtual simulation lab. Wouldn't work in Ie9. lol.

I recommend Firefox or Chrome usually. We have some things at the college that ONLY work in IE though. (for example, password resets through the website.)
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I recommend Firefox or Chrome usually. We have some things at the college that ONLY work in IE though. (for example, password resets through the website.)
I found a lot o microsoft sites for my classes dont work in firefox, so i will breakdown and use IE8.. Its annoying but you kinda get use to it.
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I stopped using IE6.

I stopped using IE7.

I use Chrome. I like it a whole lot more.
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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer at all.
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