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    Microsoft starts campaign to kill IE6, Web Devs collectively sigh of relief

    Microsoft launched a new website and online marketing campaign to help usher in the death of IE6. It shows all of the current usage from around the world, China being the biggest offender by far. Take a look:

    http://ie6countdown.com/

    Original News Post (from Engadget):
    "Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer 6." A quote from any random web developer over the past ten years? Nope, that's from Microsoft itself, and it's featured on the Internet Explorer 6 Countdown site that the company just launched today. As you can see above, the site also includes statistics on IE6 use around the world (China is apparently the biggest offender by a wide margin), as well as information about how you can "join the cause" and educate others about the perils of using such a horrible, outdated web browser.
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    I support only the latest or the latest 2 versions of the major browsers, so I've already cut IE6 loose a long time ago now

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullant View Post
    I support only the latest or the latest 2 versions of the major browsers, so I've already cut IE6 loose a long time ago now
    That is obviously very sensible. IE6 is used by only 12% of the world. (Around 3% in USA, Canada and UK.) Would a politician bother with a measly 12% of the vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip M View Post
    That is obviously very sensible.
    I am retired now and so I can pick and choose what jobs I take on and how I want to do them.

    Some organisations, big and small, for their own reasons have still not upgraded their browsers from IE6. If a potential client's website specs. specify a need to support IE6 as well, I don't even submit a quote for the project anymore.

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    IE9 is damn fast. A giant leap from what its used to be.

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    I think IE9 is not as good as it needs to be. It still got a lot of room for improvement.

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    Until MS either release IE9 for XP, or give a copy of IE8 that ignores all activation hacks, basically allowing it to be installed on illegal versions of XP, IE6 will continue to be an issue.

    Fortunately for me, the target audience for myself and my clients has been Europe and America so I can effectively ignore IE6 (though I still do a quick sanity check anyway).
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    Friends don't let friends use IE6

    its the DRUNKEN browser, is that what microsoft is trying to say?
    they were HAMMERED when they wrote that code?
    I always suspected as much...I forgot all about IE6. I think that browser caused more grey hairs than any other software on earth. yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamped View Post
    Fortunately for me, the target audience for myself and my clients has been Europe and America so I can effectively ignore IE6 (though I still do a quick sanity check anyway).
    There is a opportunity here. I have been watching too much youtube clips about marketing/monetizing and I saw a really nice example of csszengarden passing by. eample 62.
    I think from a marketing standpoint there is an opportunity here to test out campaigns that generate the best results. I haven't tried it out myself yet, but it's certainly i'll do in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpreston View Post
    IE9 is damn fast. A giant leap from what its used to be.
    Why would you even use it, when you have so many choices for REAL browsers out there?
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    Man why oh why won't everyone just let ie6 die and go to rest. I swear the internet world will be so much happier when it finally is obliviated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpreston View Post
    IE9 is damn fast. A giant leap from what its used to be.
    yep, that's the first thing I noticed about it as well. Noticeably faster than ie8. IE is still my default browser although I use FF4 for browsing codingforums because the element titles remain visible until you move off them which gives me more time to read the thread "teasers" in the serach forums page.

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    Now it's 11.4%.
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