|Microsoft’s cake celebrating the demise of IE6.|
Microsoft was even celebrating the demise of their 6th version of Internet Explorer. EWeek.com posted an article called “Microsoft Trumpets Internet Explorer 6’s Impending Demise”. They also made a cake for the celebration. Roger Capriotti, a member of Internet Explorer’s marketing team, stated Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway’s IE6 users have also dropped below 1%. According to StatCounter, in the United States 47% of users use Internet Explorer, 20% use Firefox, 18% use Google Chrome, 12% use Safari, 1% use Opera, and 2% use other browsers. Below is a graph breaking down the usage of Internet Explorer browser usage.
Humorously, Mashable wrote an article in January 2010 about IE 6 titled 5 More Reasons IE 6 must Die… obviously, its been a long time coming.
Are you a part of that 1% still using Internet Explorer 6?It’s okay. You just need to upgrade as soon as possible. For your computer’s safety, you should upgrade to IE8 or IE9. There are also several other browsers to choose from out there: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera (just to name a few).
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