The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website

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.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.

In 2002, Internet Explorer 6 won PC Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” award. But IE6 is now dying quickly. Some have already held a funeral for IE6. But still, 12% of the world is still using Internet Explorer 6!

If you haven’t yet upgraded to IE8, the time to do so is now. Head over to the IE8 for Windows XP download page to do it.

There are many benefits of upgrading to a newer version of Internet Explorer – improved speed, tabbed browsing, and better privacy settings to name a few. Here is a chart which compares IE6 with IE8.

Head over to the IE6 Countdown website, it has some pretty interesting stuff there!

Incidentally any IE6 users reading this post? Raise you hand and maybe let us know why you still using it!

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  1. I think it was time to say “goodbye” to IE6 a looooong time ago. :-/

  2. is there a map for Netscape navigator 4?

  3. NomNom

    or upgrade to better browser entirely like firefox

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