IE6 Countdown–Migrate to IE8 (or IE9)

10 years ago a browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

We all know that Internet Explorer is outdated and that you should move away from it to a newer browser immediately. For security, safety as well as fro compatibility reasons.

Therefore we created the The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown page with the goal to get Internet Explorer 6 market share below 1% – currently it seems to be still at 12% which is way too much.

If I look at the statistics of my blog, this is currently the distribution of the browsers hitting this page:


Looking at Internet Explorer versions, it seems that you are security conscious people Smile – not really a surprise:


So, we are better than the rest of still 4% of you are using a very, very old version. And by the way 16% are using a version-1. That this data cannot be reflecting the real world is clear as I do not expect 1/3 of the people using Internet Explorer being already on the Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9.

Therefore I added my blog here to the IE6Countdown initiative. If you see this banner when looking at the blog:


I would like you immediately to go to this download page to get the latest version of Internet Explorer and to help to drive the IE6 share below 1%!!!



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