Microsoft Launched ie6countdown.com To Get Rid Of IE6

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Microsoft has today launched a new website to educate, promote users,admins to move out of Internet Explorer 6. Internet Explorer 6, which is a 10 year old browser is hindering the growth of web development because of its nature.

From Windows Team Blog,

“Now that it’s 2011, IE6 is officially a ten-year old browser. According to Net Applications, IE6 still has 12% share worldwide. Our goal is to get this share under 1% worldwide. Why 1%? We realize that there might not a magic number for when web developers and IT pros can drop support for older browsers, but we believe that 1% will allow more sites and IT pros worldwide to make IE6 a low-priority browser – meaning you don’t have to invest as much time in updates or fixes. We recognize that IE6 usage varies depending on where you live, so ie6countdown.com includes the details of IE6 share by country. We will update the site’s stats on a monthly basis and celebrate as countries dip under the 1% mark!”

Microsoft is also partnering with websites such as CNET, MSN to notify IE6 users to upgrade their browsers.

Good Work from Dean and his team.

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  • http://twitter.com/aphrophyre Ryan T.

    Hey, the ZuneHD browser is still based on IE6, I hope it gets updated at some point so we aren’t left in the cold if Microsoft is officially killing it itself