Goodbye Internet Explorer 6 your time is up… Comment WordPress (3) Facebook () Google+ 3 Responses Lewis About time IE6 has gone. Good riddance I say, even the likes of IE7 and IE8 are miles behind other web browsers. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) February 25, 2010 at 5:44 pm Sam Hey, don’t forget YouTube *is* Google anyway! But seriously, this thing has been causing me headaches forever! And anyone who learnt to browse on IE6 is a pretty late starter – my first browser was IE4 when it upgraded the shell of Windows 95 just before Windows 98 came out. I really got to grips with the web on IE5 including through AOL (I shudder at the memory) when it was based on the MSIE engine. IE6 was a big upgrade but by that time I’d already explored Opera, Mozilla and Netscape, while the Firefox Beta was my big break into Mozilla-land, having been my browser of choice ever since. I’ve been a web developer for years as both an amateur and professional, but I’m only 22. So seriously, anyone who learnt how to surf on IE6 was late in the game! And yes, good riddance to the beast. IE8 still manages to get on my nerves, though it is a marked improvement. Why are new tabs so goddamn slow to open?! I for one am looking forward to the day when I can justifiably say “sorry, but this website is not compatible with older versions of MSIE, such as IE6,” but for now I have to keep things sweet for that forsaken 20%… VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) March 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm ASNS It will definitely not be missed. Not only was it famously insecure and non-standards compliant, it was also just a pathetic browser from a features point of view. I regard its dominant years – 2002 and 2003, as you point out – as the ‘dark ages’ of the web, when solid alternatives to IE6 were thin on the ground. Once the exciting new Firefox went gold in 2004, the revolution finally began. From that point on, IE6 looked utterly medieval, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s taken far too long to die already…. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) March 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm Click here to cancel reply.