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January 29, 2010

Google starts killing IE6 support

According to Google's Enterprise Blog, Google is starting to phase out IE6 support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites by March 1st. While this won't affect the big enterprises (who probably don't use those Google services much), this is a good first step and as more follow IE6 in the enterprise will finally die.

Posted by doron at January 29, 2010 2:26 PM

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It is good to see that major players like Google actively toss out old technology like IE6. I hope that other will follow suit and banish IE6 to browser hell. It is highest time this relic went away. It would be even more pleased if Google and other big net companies set a tighter schedule and announced that browser which do not support this or that feature set would be given the boot by, say, 1 January 2011. They could set up their own test suite or refer to the Acid3 test or some other measure. It is time the age of web apps truly started. Google with their Chrome OS and Apple with the iPad show the way.

I am in favor of web apps for quick, useful things where you don't really need to buy software, and where the downsides of web apps (security, privacy, performance) are no big issue. The web is reinventing itself, and I am all for it.

Posted by: ADAXL at January 30, 2010 1:37 AM

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