Internet Explorer 6 usage now less than 1% in USA

posted on 4th January 2012 by Andre

It's good to know that Microsoft's persistence to lower the usage of their outdated browser, Internet Explorer 6, is going well. Yesterday marked a milestone for the mission, revealing less than 1% of USA now use the browser to use the web.

In an official blog yesterday the message began "IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away" and carried on to say "We hope this means more developers and IT Pros can consider IE6 a “low-priority” at this point and stop spending their time having to support such an outdated browser."

The lack of support for modern web technologies creates a lot more work for web developers. This is a positive sign for the future as it will allow for contemporary techniques to be utilised, giving visitors to their websites a richer experience.

To find out more about Internet Explorer 6 use in your country and around the globe check the IE6 countdown.

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