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Dump IE6 – the movement to kill a lousy web browser gathers steam


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The Hey-IT campaign is trying to educate the slow and stupid corporate IT world that it’s time the eight year old Internet Explorer 6.0 web browser fell off the approved list and died. Why? Because it’s a lousy, non compatible web browser that breaks most standard pages and makes the life of a web designer an absolute misery. That’s why. So do your bit, download a bunch of their posters and stick them up all over the IT director’s door. Or his forehead. Or something.

 Robin Wauters on TechCrunch points out that Youtube will stop supporting the old browser soon. A brave step by a giant, but will that be enough? Digg did a little test. And guess what? 70% of IE6 users are forced to use it by their IT department at work. They want to upgrade, they just can’t. The problem is not the users, it’s the IT guy at work.

 Dump IE6   the movement to kill a lousy web browser gathers steam

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • http://intensedebate.com/people/sirron sirron

    Yeah! Kill IE for good. Get Safari.

  • Rich Duerr

    Uhhmmm. Its getting your software vendors whose software relies on IE as an interface who won't provide tech support under your contract if you upgrade past IE6. You're IT guy can't install a browser that is not approved by all involved vendors for their software. Sincerely, Your Company IT Guy

    • busta

      i wish my company IT guy knew the difference between "your" and "you're"

  • Rich Duerr

    I wish your company IT guy would slap you in the back of your head for feeling the need to correct the English of other commenters, rather than posting something actually relating to the subject of the post.

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