Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 30th Jan 2010 06:58 UTC, submitted by chrisfriberg
Google BBC News reports: Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a "sophisticated and targeted" cyber attack on the search engine. The firm said from 1 March some of its services, such as Google Docs, would not work "properly" with the browser. It recommended individuals and firms upgrade "as soon as possible".
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RE[2]: Not such a big deal...
by rbenchley on Sat 30th Jan 2010 21:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Not such a big deal..."
rbenchley
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That's a good solution for home users but for corporations it's still a no go. It takes a long time for a large company's IT staff to test and approve even a browser plugin and the vast majority of people who will be stuck with IE6 are going to be corporate users. After all, home users don't need to do much to upgrade on switch.

Bingo. My company (Fortune 500, very large) is stuck on IE6 because we have so many custom ActiveX controls and web apps that were designed for our intranet. Thousands of seats, dozens of departments, its a logistical nightmare to make sure that an upgrade won't break something important.

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