In what is turning into a seemingly never ending war between Web sites and the Internet Explorer 6 Web browser, Google has just struck a major blow that may help hasten its death.

Google has announced that as of March 1, 2010, portions of the Google empire such as Google Docs will no longer be supported for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).  As this comes from the Google Enterprise Blog, this is squarely directed at all of those IT departments that have simply refused to upgrade their companies browsing options out of laziness.  Yes, they will tell you it’s all about security, but honestly, that’s total malarkey.

The minimum required versions of browsers that Google will now support include:

If you are unfamiliar with the problems with IE6, it was released in 2001 and uses old Web standards.  The Internet has now been held hostage for nine years by this browser due its proliferation amongst corporations.  Sites have to be designed in such a way that they remain compatible with this antiquated piece of software.

Last July, popular social media site Digg even asked its users why they continued to use the browser.  While there were some who said they preferred the browser (while no proof was ever given, we do believe those people were visiting from an insane asylum), the majority said they can’t upgrade or were told they couldn’t.  The IE6 No More movement has also formed around sites that are pledging to no longer support the browser.

Web browsers are free, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t change from IE6 if you have the option.  And if you are in a corporation where the IT department says it can’t be done, go above their heads and complain.  This browser must die if the Internet is to thrive.

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    September 18th, 2016 at 12:33 am #

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