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Web citizens trying to kill Internet Explorer 6
I found this on CNN web site and I found it interesting.
Some Web designers are staging an online revolt against an old version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which they say is hampering the ability of the Web to move forward in a cool and interactive way.
The designers say Internet Explorer 6, which was released in 2001 and since has been updated twice by Microsoft Corp., is crippling the Internet's potential and slowing down the online experience. They also blame IE 6 for giving webmasters a collective headache, because they have to write special "hacks" into Web code to accommodate an outmoded browser.An estimated 15 to 25 percent of people still use IE 6 as their portal to the Internet, according to two Web monitors.
In recent months, several Web companies have launched sites devoted to the idea of undermining or killing Internet Explorer 6. The most recent site, called "IE 6 No More," has gained momentum this week on social-media sites like Twitter and Digg in part because a number of respected Internet start-up companies have signed onto the campaign.
I find it hard to believe myself that people are still using this and obviously they did NOT get the memo to upgrade. Let me say it first because I know someone will so here it goes I guess they haven't heard about Fire Fox etc etc.
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