Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:18 UTC
Humor BBC News reports "Mark your diaries for 4 March because in Denver the funeral arrangements are well underway for the planned passing that day of Internet Explorer 6". There's a phobia of being buried alive but I think in this case, it's the living that are all too quick to be shoveling the dirt over as IE6 doesn't officially die until 2014 when Microsoft pull the life-support.
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Enough?
by emilsedgh on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:36 UTC
emilsedgh
Member since:
2007-06-21

This is happening sooner that I expected by its still not enough. I would love to see funeral of whole IE.

Newer versions have improved, but they are still far far behind other browsers and as a web developer, i hate the fact that due to IE i cannot use so many cool new stuff.

So, dear IE, you currently deserve to die. Get fixed soon so that we have another good browser. However, if you die, i wont mind.

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RE: Enough?
by bsdfreak on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:44 in reply to "Enough?"
bsdfreak Member since:
2009-10-22

I know what you mean,
i also work as a webdeveloper and we are forced by some companies to support ie6/7. Really time consuming when it comes down to the css part:S

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RE[2]: Enough?
by LighthouseJ on Thu 25th Feb 2010 13:19 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

I've had to support the latest Netscape 6 (latest came out in 2002).

Anyone out there supporting NCSA Mosaic?

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RE[2]: Enough?
by Coxy on Fri 26th Feb 2010 13:01 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

You think you have it bad! I have to make sites for our company's clients that support IE 5.5 :-(

Edited 2010-02-26 13:01 UTC

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RE: Enough?
by mono on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:50 in reply to "Enough?"
mono Member since:
2005-10-19

i hate the fact that due to IE i cannot use so many cool new stuff.


I feel exactly the same. But I have to add that it's a great challange to make your websites work on platforms with different conditions so I think I learnt a lot because of IE6 and I'll be able to use this knowledge in my whole life in any kind of situations.

Edited 2010-02-25 10:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Enough?
by Kroc on Thu 25th Feb 2010 10:54 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I’ll agree with that. IE6 is brutal and taught me very rapidly the very depths of CSS manipulation. I’ve invented a few elegant CSS hacks just because of IE.

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RE[2]: Enough?
by wanker90210 on Thu 25th Feb 2010 17:13 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

I was going to ask if you're a bit mad and then I saw your nick ;)

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RE: Enough?
by Quazion on Thu 25th Feb 2010 11:54 in reply to "Enough?"
Quazion Member since:
2007-12-04

Why not use Google Frame for IE?
http://code.google.com/intl/nl-NL/chrome/chromeframe/

I don't see people having problems with this, they also need to install Silverlight, Flash Updates and other plugins to use all their content on the web.

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RE[2]: Enough?
by mono on Thu 25th Feb 2010 13:05 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
mono Member since:
2005-10-19
RE[2]: Enough?
by spudley99 on Thu 25th Feb 2010 13:26 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
spudley99 Member since:
2009-03-25

Why not use Google Frame for IE? I don't see people having problems with this


Actually, I do see them having problems with it -- the sort of people who still use IE6, especially the corporate types, are reluctant to install anything new. Many corporate workstations are locked down completely, so users can't do it, and the company certainly wouldn't authorise wasting the IT department's time rolling out something the business sees as untested and unnecessary.

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RE[2]: Enough?
by Delgarde on Thu 25th Feb 2010 20:18 in reply to "RE: Enough?"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Why not use Google Frame for IE?
http://code.google.com/intl/nl-NL/chrome/chromeframe/

I don't see people having problems with this, they also need to install Silverlight, Flash Updates and other plugins to use all their content on the web.


Because the people who are still running IE6 *don't* install all those plugins. They're either people who don't know what a browser or plugin is and just click on the E to access the internet. Or they're corporate environments stuck with an old version of IE due to some terrible web-app that won't work on anything newer - and those certainly don't go installing random plugins either.

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RE: Enough?
by cerbie on Thu 25th Feb 2010 23:35 in reply to "Enough?"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx

It effectively does die on March 31, when Windows 2000, the last OS not to have a newer version. gets its support pulled.

So, yeah, I guess it's more a case of having the funeral early, at a convenient time, so as not to inconvenience yourself when it actually dies. ;)

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