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Time to say goodbye to IE6 and other old browsers?

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In a blog post a couple of days ago on the Windows Team blog Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing

wrote on the Internet Explorer side about "The US Says Goodbye to IE6".

 

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That’s great, good news!

Very nice work with The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown.

 

 

Here in Sweden we are down to 0.4%.

 

But why do 7.33% (acording to Netmarketshare) of all people on the Internet use Internet Explorer 6 in 2012?

In December 2011 the number was 7.7%, so after all we are on the right track.

 

 

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Internet Explorer 6 is 10 years old!

 

I’m not a security freak, but I will never use Internet Explorer 6 to surf on the Internet.

It’s something like to have a antivirus program from the same time.

It was great then, but not now. Okay, I will never use IE7 either :)

 

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Some of the arguments about using an old browser (IE6 and IE7) usually ends up in an business critical web application.

 

My questions is always:

  • Why use that web application?
  • Is It because of the vendor or the company?

In almost every case It’s possible to upgrade or switch to another vendors similar web application.

 

 

 

It’s more expensive to use a non standard, not updated and a non safe web browser for all of the employers on a company

rather then upgrade or switch business critical web applications.

 

In the case with IE6 I think that the major part of the users is not companies.

And it’s people with old operating systems too.

 

Read more about IE6 at the sources:

http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2012/01/03/the-us-says-goodbye-to-ie6.aspx

http://www.netmarketshare.com/

http://www.ie6countdown.com

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