Items tagged with IE6

For the love of all that is holy on the Internet, it's time to stick in a fork in Internet Explorer 6 and consider it done, says Microsoft (and we wholeheartedly agree, by the way), in a matter of words. That's not a direct quote from the Redmond software giant, but heck, the company did go and create an "Internet Explorer 6 Countdown" page in which Microsoft gleefully points out IE6's shrinking market share around the world. "10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2012, in an era of modern Web standards, it’s time to say goodbye," Microsoft... Read more...
Note:  This is not a full review of IE9 in all its puissant glory but a quick tour of the new browser, its additional features and UI changes, and a quick check of its performance vis-à-vis the other major browser options. Internet Explorer 9 debuted this week into a flourishing browser market; Microsoft's new browser will have to shine in order to win back any users who've since transitioned to Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or even Opera. Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 9 The first thing you'll notice about IE9 is that it's essentially been Chrome'd. Most of the various toolbars IE8... Read more...
Most of you probably have no desire to turn back the clock and get your Web surfing groove on with IE6, but consider all those enterprise users who developed apps to work with Microsoft's non-standard browser. The sad reality is Microsoft essentially broke the Web, leaving scores of business users with the unenviable prospect of coding new applications to work with updated browser releases, running a virtualized solution, or staying pat with old technology. Enter Browsium, an upstart who hopes to sidestep the problem with its upcoming UniBrows add-on. Put simply, UniBrows effectively shovels IE6... Read more...
This news story comes straight from the "We couldn't make this up" file. It's a well known fact that banks offer different interest rates to different customers depending on the applicant's credit history, credit rating, and annual income. Somewhere along the line, one's choice of browser was apparently slipped into the mix. Would-be borrowers who visit Capital One's auto loan calculator are presented with a range of rates; we've got the screenshots below to prove it. That's Firefox 3.6.12 on the upper left, Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18943 on the upper right. Chrome 7.0.517.41 is lower left, Opera... Read more...
Ah, IE6. Over the past decade it's transitioned from its position as Microsoft's Playmate to Microsoft's ancient, wheezing, colostomy-bag-holding mother-in-law. The decrepit browser's grip on the corporate sector is so strong that Redmond has found itself in the embarrassing position of having to beg ask its customers to stop using its own product. Despite entreaties from MS, security firms, and world+dog, businesses have been slow to move to a new browser. In the past, this was typically explained by referencing slow corporate upgrade cycles combined with the recent recession. Turns out there... Read more...
Here's something you probably already knew: Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has been around awhile, with varying editions carrying on through the years. IE 6, for whatever reason, was a version that saw huge adoption, and with so many non-upgraded Windows XP machines still in use, it's no surprise that a huge majority of Web surfing still goes on via Internet Explorer 6. But IE6 is old. Way old. And even Microsoft knows it. The world, including Microsoft, has moved on, but legions of Web users have not. In an effort to get those laggards to "get with the times," Microsoft has launched a tongue-in-cheek... Read more...
My, how the mighty have fallen. It wasn't long ago that Internet Explorer simply dominated the Internet. Everyone used it be default, and no other browser came close in terms of market share. IE was so powerful that the European Union banded together and forced Microsoft to insert a Browser Selection Screen on all new copies of Windows 7, and we wouldn't be surprised if other nations followed suit.Since then, a number of worthy competitors have not only hit the market, but gained serious steam. Mozilla's Firefox has become a huge player, and Google's Chrome has grown faster than pretty much any... Read more...
Internet Explorer 6 may have taken its own sweet time to die given that the browser's security flaws are the stuff of legend, but it appears that the 'Net as a whole is finally ready to move on. While IE6 still accounts for up to 20 percent of the browser market according to some metrics, its share drops dramatically once Chinese users are filtered out of the equation (IE6 has an estimated 50 percent of the Chinese market.) Consumers have moved away from Internet Explorer 6 for years—it did more to popularize the use of Firefox than Mozilla ever could. The enterprise segment is traditionally seen... Read more...
Whenever we look at browser stats from various market research firms, we're surprised by the number of Internet Explorer 6 users there still are. Apparently annoyed by all these users who seemingly still having joined the "tabbed" browser generation, a prominent Norwegian Web site is fostering a movement kick IE6 to the curb. FINN.no, which calls itself Norway’s biggest online market place, has started a campaign against IE6. In their press release (.PDF) about the campaign, they emphasize it is not an anti-Microsoft campaign: Nothing against Microsoft - This is not a campaign against Internet... Read more...
Microsoft's latest web browser, Internet Explorer 7, is a large improvement from IE6. The problem is, it's only an improvement if it works. Operability problems with some sites that aren't compatible with the latest version have prompted Microsoft to offer a free piggyback version with IE 6 to let you look at most anything on the web properly. Computerworld  has the skinny: Microsoft made its desktop virtualization tool, Virtual PC 2004 SP1, free for download earlier this year. It's not my favorite virtualization tool, but it... Read more...