R.I.P. Internet Explorer Six

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  1. Page42

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    'Funeral' being held today for aging Web browser
    By Stephanie Goldberg, Special to CNN
    March 4, 2010 11:18 a.m. EST

    (CNN) -- More than 100 people, many of them dressed in black, are expected to gather around a coffin Thursday to say goodbye to an old friend.

    The deceased? Internet Explorer 6.

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    Thursday's mock funeral was inspired by Google's decision to phase out IE6 this month, said Jon Clark, business development director for Aten Design Group.

    The Web site's funeral invitation reads, "Internet Explorer Six, resident of the interwebs for over 8 years, died the morning of March 1, 2010 in Mountain View, California, as a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc."

    more --> http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/04/ie6.funeral/
     

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  2. Dude111

    Dude111 Registered Member

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    Totally stupid!!!!

    IE6 is the BEST of the series AND IS VERY MUCH ALIVE!!!

    Ah well.......
     
  3. Watasha

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    Now if Google would just phase out IE8....:cautious:
     
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    Best of the series? The Insecure Series? ;)

    9% of IE users in this poll say they use IE6.
    That's not dead, but it isn't exactly VERY MUCH ALIVE either.
     
  5. Daveski17

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    What's Internet Explorer?
     
  6. icr

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    Most people selected IE6 on that poll because they prefer to use other browsers and are least bother for an upgrade of IE(including me)

    I have a complete new setup(Changed from XP to 7) but still prefer to use other browser rather than IE8:)
     
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    Hey you kidding right:eek:

    IE
     
  8. FiOS Dan

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    It's all in the settings my friend. :)
     
  9. Victek

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    It really is time to phase out IE6. Even if it's possible to make it as secure as IE8 - and if you believe it is I'd be interested to hear how - the fact is most people use a browser in it's default configuration. By default IE8 is a lot more secure then IE6, wouldn't you agree?
     
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    Yeah, I'm kidding...:D

    Although, to be honest, it's been so long since I've used it I have almost forgotten what it looks like.
     
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    :'( :'( I do not miss you IE 6 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God. :'( :'( :'( :'(.
     
  12. SourMilk

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    I remember when Lynx was phased out then a whole slew of GUI type browsers pervaded the web. Ah, the good old days when you wanted to see an image you had to download it and use an image viewer. No Flash, no browser overtaking the command of your computer, just good old PC-DOS. Oh well, off to YouTube.

    SourMilk out
     
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