Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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This is what they deserve
by JesseWagner on Thu 13th Aug 2009 23:13 UTC
JesseWagner
Member since:
2009-02-17

Hey, they monopolisticly muscled in as the browser by default. The browser for those who don't know what one is. Now why would this segment upgrade? IE6 will be around as long XP is around and only Windows 7 (and 8) or a deterioration of Windows(OS) market share can change that.

Edited 2009-08-13 23:14 UTC

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RE: This is what they deserve
by Eddyspeeder on Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:52 in reply to "This is what they deserve"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Or maybe a mass dropping of IE6 support by Web sites.

Finding out that your browser does not support important Web sites should be a good motivator for people to update their browser (or to finally be courageous enough to ask a tech friend to do it for them).

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Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Example: Google ceased supporting Firefox 1.x several months ago, whilst it is newer than IE6.

(Granted, for Google Docs, there is the workaround to add "browserok=true" to the line, for Gmail there is the HTML display. But Google Spreadsheets do not work at all.)

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