Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 20:42 UTC
Internet Explorer YouTube will be phasing out support for Internet Explorer version 6. "Judging by this screenshot taken by an IE6 user who was watching some videos on YouTube, it appears the Google company will be phasing out support for the browser shortly."
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by Hiev on Tue 14th Jul 2009 21:02 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

The sooner IE6 dies, the better.

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by kaiwai on Wed 15th Jul 2009 04:39 UTC in reply to "..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I second that; I wish that there was some way to create Webkit so that it can replace Trident as the rendering core so end users can maintain the same interface they're used to but at the same time enable them to transition away from Microsoft.

Internet Explorer is horrible and if Microsoft had any common sense they would kill of trident in favour of Webkit - but given Microsoft's ingrained 'not invented here', I don't see it happening anytime soon. Then again, if I had my way, I'd rip large sections out of Windows and replace them with superior open source alternatives.

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It was about timeâ¦
by Gryzor on Tue 14th Jul 2009 22:41 UTC
Gryzor
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2005-07-03

I think that IE6 should've died a long time ago, for the sake of making the web more secure.

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RE: It was about time�
by matej on Wed 15th Jul 2009 00:02 UTC in reply to "It was about timeâ¦"
matej Member since:
2007-05-27

Indeed; if there was a switch "IE compatibility modus" in software like Drupal, I would be using it on my websites!

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RE: It was about time�
by Dr-ROX on Wed 15th Jul 2009 05:49 UTC in reply to "It was about timeâ¦"
Dr-ROX Member since:
2006-01-03

Now WEB developers do the party! If just more hyper popular sites dig IE6, I would host that party myself for everybody.

Now I see Opera getting nervous, because their browser is not on recomended list ;)

Edited 2009-07-15 05:53 UTC

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mabhatter Member since:
2005-07-17

Phase out next to useless IE7 and we got a new-fangled browser war on our hands! Almost to the tipping point when all the cool kids will be dropping IE flavors!

too bad Opera is still going to lose... when IE was bundled with Windows and now when Chrome/Firefox is "bundled" with YouTube and Google Apps.

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Oh great...
by voidlogic on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:12 UTC
voidlogic
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2005-09-03

"YouTube Phases Out Support for IE6"

Now Corporate America will never make the switch away....

;)-

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RE: Oh great...
by mabhatter on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:41 UTC in reply to "Oh great..."
mabhatter Member since:
2005-07-17

"YouTube Phases Out Support for IE6"

Now Corporate America will never make the switch away....

;)-



For productivity purposes lack of IE6 support is a feature not a bug... Ugh!

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