Linked by David Adams on Thu 5th Aug 2010 19:45 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer The British government has rejected a call to dump Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), saying that it is saving taxpayers' money by staying with the nine-year-old browser.
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How are you saving tax payers money
by Windows Sucks on Fri 6th Aug 2010 12:31 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

If it costs you an arm and a leg to secure machines running IE6. If they are on XP they could go to 7 or 8 at least. Those browsers have tools to stop spear fishing and other forms of malware.

You could also be getting data stolen etc using IE6.

Just dumb.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Well, as long as we don't know their reasoning, there is no way we can understand it. That's where a link would have come in handy.
Yes, it looks very very dumb just thinking about the security issues. But I guess the decision hasn't been made by a bureaucrat, they've probably asked some "tech pundit" for some advice. That someone should be slapped in the face as many times as the number of IE6 installs still alive. Nice retribution for the advice.

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