So if you know any IE6 users, make sure they install a modern browser, meaning ANYTHING but ANY version of IE, the worst browser on the planet.
Except they'll be supporting IE8, so...
hey qazx you are infesting all the posts with your link.
Go and play somewhere else.
@VIPStephan: They've dropped support for IE6 in Gmail and YouTube, but I don't know about the other services. I highly doubt they will do so in their main search engine, anyway.
While I understand their motivations, I think from a business perspective, dropping support for a browser that still has 15% of the market is a dumb move.
While I hate IE6, and spend a good amount of time "fixing" sites to work in it, there are many situations - especially corporate and government, where users don't have a choice in what browsers they use.
By dropping IE6, google (and others) are really hurting themselves in the long run.
Now, dropping IE4, yeah, that's fine. It doesn't even register any more on most stats apps, but a 15% marketshare browser is pretty big. IMO
The amount of money they're losing from trying to support such a browser, I'm sure, is greater than the amount of money they're gaining from supporting it.
In my opinion, the only way to get people to stop using IE6 is to assist them in downloading something better (even if it is another crappy IE browser, it's still better). If more websites dropped support for those browsers, then advancement in standards would increase many fold.
And if someone is using IE6 and goes to visit YouTube and it says they have to upgrade their browser, they'll most likely do it because they want to keep using the site.
Yeah, I guess slowly phasing out IE6 would probably be best instead of just dropping all support for it. Instead of design/devving updates for it, just leave it as is, and hopefully by the time they've finished updating, there will be less IE6 users.
Hmm. None of my 10 computers have PCI-E slots. Granted most are servers but the 3 dev systems don't either.
I inherited my son's old system a couple weeks ago. It's still sitting in his room and I think it might have one. I'm also getting my mother-in-law's today. It was filling up with viruses so she bought a new one. I kid you not.