Microsoft Announces Automatic IE6 Updating
December 15, 2011 1:16 PM Subscribe
posted by kellygrape (87 comments total)
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IE6 was released to the world 10 years ago. Now Microsoft is saying "Goodbye".
(from the MSNBC Article
) "To help expedite the farewell (or rather, the execution) of its ancient Web browser, Microsoft says next month it will start to upgrade Windows customers automatically to the latest version of IE available for their computer."
IE6 was released in 2001, and has been widely criticized due to its lax security and its lack of support for web standards. As early as 2009, major internet sites
began to pull support
for the software (previously
). Finally, Microsoft will be automatically upgrading Windows customers beginning in 2012. Users will be upgraded to the most recent version of IE that their computer will support.
And there was much rejoicing