Discuss: Google Dropping IE6 Support

February 26, 2010 at 06:35:32
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 1.9 GHz / 2812 MB
Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the news that Google will be dropping support for the IE6 web browser soon. Discuss here if you think this is a good idea, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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February 26, 2010 at 09:02:26
I don't know if it's a good idea or not, but it prompted me to send an email to my IT department.

Many websites pop-up messages saying that they will be dropping support for IE6, which we are running, so I'm curious what our plans are.

We are in the process of migrating a number of main-frame apps to our intranet and adding new web-based features almost weekly.

I sure hope they considered browser upgrades as part of the migration project or we will be way behind the rest of the world for a long time.

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February 26, 2010 at 11:32:52
I just got the answer from our IT department:

"No plans to upgrade...will revisit the issue later this year."

That tells me that we are a long, long way from moving away from IE6. If they are planning to "revisit" the issue later this year, that means that that is when they'll start talking about planning to upgrade.

Implementation is a long, long way off...as usual.

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February 26, 2010 at 12:36:42
It's a GREAT idea. I've seen dinosaur fossils newer than IE6.

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February 27, 2010 at 14:21:57
I dont really know why anyone would still be using IE6 on an PC with XP or up, but with that said: NOOOOOOOOO All my poor Win 9X machines!! The P1 will never be the same!

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February 27, 2010 at 15:52:44
All is rather a WAR between M$ and Google because M$ is siding with Yahoo against Google. All in the news earlier.

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February 27, 2010 at 16:47:03
re: "I dont really know why anyone would still be using IE6 on an PC with XP or up"

In our case, it's because of an overloaded IT department that was in the midst of porting all of our mainframe apps to IE and rolling out new desktops on a global basis when the merger with part of another company was moved up by almost a year.

Now they are scrambling to complete the apps porting while trying to get the other company's IT systems dis-integrated from the original parent company's IT systems and integrated with ours.

That's no small task. There are simply no resources available to test all of the apps on a more recent version of IE. We don't even have a stable enough environment to know what to test.

It's going to be a while.

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February 28, 2010 at 00:38:56
Well what am I going to do with my Commodore 64s? I guess I could slave them all together and build a super computer, lol, to take over the world.


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.


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March 4, 2010 at 18:46:30
I know that our IT department won't let us upgrade because IE 7 is still too new, just like we aren't using windows 7, or even vista for that matter (it looks like my company will just completely skip from xp to windows 7,of course though, in maybe 2 or 3 years when windows 8 or whatever is next will be out. then we will skip windows 7 also).

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