Time to Say Goodbye to Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft has finally announced that the time has come to officially say Internet Explorer 6 goodbye. The browser remained in the market for 10 years and IE team has a close eye on its user-base which is rapidly declining.

The IE team via a blog post said that the usage of the browser has dipped under 1% in the United States and some usage patterns has been observed in other countries including, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

The browser remained in the use for a long time and now when it is officially dying, it will bring be appreciated for many Internet users all over the world.

The Internet Explorer released a statement on a natural demise of the IE6:

We couldn’t have done this without the help of the community and our IE6 Countdown partners – thank you to everyone for your support. Since we launched IE6 Countdown, we’ve had over 2.75 million visitors and 5.6 million page views of the site – it’s clear people are using the content and taking the action to heart! If you’ve attended any events with us in the past few weeks you’ll know that we’ve been expecting this any day now and we’ve had a great time sharing a few drinks and toasts with you in anticipation of this moment.

This is certainly surprising for the Microsoft itself as how long the browser had managed to survive. This also shows the stubborn minds of the windows users who don’t want to update to new versions as long as they are forced to do that.

Time to say Goodbye to Internet Explorer 6.

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