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Monday, February 1, 2010

Google, France, Germany say IE6 no more! Say bye to the insecure browser...

UPDATE:

now a Slashdot article has picked up this hate for IE and is asking how developers should handle people using Internet Explorer. the first comment
You could just let IE6 "try its best". And use a big red notice bar at the top with a link explaining it.
pretty much says it all wining a score of 5 very insightful...

Original:

There has been tons of news about the Zero-Day IE Flaw and then German government urged users to drop Microsoft's Internet Explorer with France later joining call against IE and now an email i received an email from Google Apps today that they will no longer be supporting as of March 1, 2010. Ive known about ie6nomore.com that distributes the code below... i think this is a big hit against Microsoft who has been getting flack from the industry for the browsers poor performance and numerous security issues

(note this message will display for all browsers so you can see the message)
Close this notice
Warning!
You are using an outdated browser
For a better experience using this site, please upgrade to a modern web browser.
Get Firefox 3.5
Get Internet Explorer 8
Get Safari 4
Get Google Chrome

so apparently the NO MORE IE6 movement is starting to pick up some followers... chrome is also gaining market share from IE and Firefox as the browser wars continue to wage on. i reproduced the email Google sent me below in case you want to read it. If you want to bother users who are still using the old browser too you can use the code here

Email from Google:
Dear Google Apps admin,​

In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.
Read the rest...
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

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