IE6’s Decline Celebrated by One and All

Seemingly everyone, including web developers, designers and users, are hailing the decline of Internet Explorer 6 ? and that includes Microsoft, the company that released it over 10 years ago.

At the website Microsoft launched recently to track the browser’s use, or lack of, the company wrote: “This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.”

IE6 is still being used quite a bit in China, perhaps as the result of piracy, according to Download Squad’s Sebastian Anthony. According to Anthony, “China is notorious for its number of pirate Windows installs.” And, the outdated browser is still used by some employers as a form of internet control ? websites like Facebook and YouTube are not accessible using IE6.