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The difference in security between 6 & 8 is HUGE...

But that doesn't mean all problems are fixed, that would be far from the truth...

There are great reasons to switch to 8, mainly because of the extra features & compatibility, but many people just simply don't care or don't know how to upgrade/update a browser, lol...

The problem with security in IE6 ensures that the computer tech will be called back later on with more problems to fix. I know an old boss that did this and I despised him greatly for this underhanded crooked way of doing people, he should have installed IE7 or 8 and updated it like he knows is best practice...

Techs will install crummy software like AVG & IE6 to ensure their clients return frequently, never really offering them a solution, just fixing the problems they have presently with a more powerful scanner & deleting all IE6 temp files, resetting the browser settings to default, and running HiJackThis to ensure nothing else got screwed up...

It's sad that the world is full of these crooked people...
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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer at all.
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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.
Have you seen the benches for IE9? It's pretty good now. Not that I'd use it since I've grown on Chrome.
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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer at all.
This.

Chrome and Firefox or bust.
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the website should be dedicated to getting users off IE all together..
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That's not a bad move of microsoft at all. Just the fact that it's old is enough for a browser.

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I've had it crash while trying to do that. Repeatedly.
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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...
How is Windows XP relevant? It supports IE 7. Microsoft isn't trying to force people away from XP by trying to get them to leave IE 6.
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This is my new favorite site. Thanks. = P
    
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I really wish Microsoft would just drop support for every Windows version before Vista and force updates to IE.
    
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