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Windows 7: IE6 Extinction Countdown

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
IE6 Extinction Countdown

10 years ago a
browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.
This website 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
IE6 Countdown

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04 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Microsoft Launches IE6 Extinction Coutdown

IE6 is such a horrible browser but it'll take a while to get that usage down looking at China's percentage.
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04 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Good, it was a mediocre browser, riddled with security vulnerabilities. Glad to see the tides turn with 7, then 8, and hoepfully soon...9.
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04 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If Microsoft is so antsy to get rid of IE6 why in the hell is it in XPmode. Microsoft could very easily have used IE7 instead. Good planning there.

Personally I don't use it and it would not break my heart if it no longer worked but.....Shouldn't we see a new version of XPmode or an update to XPmode that replaces IE6 (can it really be that hard)?

This is exactly the kind of nonsense that makes me wonder who is really running the ship at Microsoft.....clearly nobody with any technical knowledge or expertise. Come on Microsoft "get a clue"
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04 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

XP mode is just a licensed copy of Windows XP SP3. It is not modified for XP mode and Windows XP comes with IE6.
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04 Mar 2011   #6

Win 7 & 10 x64

I don't understand why would any1 still use IE6....
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04 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
I don't understand why would any1 still use IE6....
C'est principally in the firm who not want update IE6 because their app are not compatible with IE7, 8 etc....
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04 Mar 2011   #8


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
I don't understand why would any1 still use IE6....
Some people will be using older operating systems that can only support upto IE 6.
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04 Mar 2011   #9

Windows Seven x64

I'll agree to this..

I have not used IE6 since IE7 came out and that was in 2006 ?? (I think)
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05 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
Countdown to Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) Extinction

10 years ago a browser was born, and now it’s time for it to come full circle. Microsoft has launched a new online experience designed to monitor the countdown to the near-extinction of Internet Explorer 6.

Near-extinction for the software giant is equivalent with getting IE6 usage worldwide to under 1%, a realistic goal for the foreseeable future of the decade-old browser.

Microsoft’s message is quite simple, and the Redmond company has been consistent in transmitting it: IE6 was a great browser, for its time, but it has also become obsolete and it’s time for users worldwide to embrace browsers capable of supporting modern web standards.

“Now that it’s 2011, IE6 is officially a ten-year old browser. According to Net Applications, IE6 still has 12% share worldwide,” revealed Roger Capriotti, director, Internet Explorer Product Marketing.

“Our goal is to get this share under 1% worldwide. Why 1%? We realize that there might not be 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.”

The IE6 Countdown site will be updated on a monthly basis, with Microsoft promising to celebrate whenever a new market drops under 15.
Source: Countdown to Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) Extinction - Softpedia
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