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Microsoft Does Its Best To Kill off IE 6

Microsoft really, really, really doesn't want you to use Internet Explorer 6 anymore. Unlike Windows Phone 7, IE 6 actually has double-digit market share, but Microsoft wants to get that number down to zero. Standing in the way of that happening is the fact that lots of applications both internal and external at organizations run only on IE 6. We have a suggestion, though: Just kill IE altogether. Really. In our experience, it's the slowest, clunkiest browser around. Firefox and Chrome have both been better for us. Not sayin'...just sayin'.

Posted by Lee Pender on 03/07/2011 at 1:23 PM


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Wed, Mar 9, 2011 Mike LI, NY

Why are you blogging on RCP when it appears you don't care for Microsoft. Anyway, concerning IE, I have IE9 RC installed and it is very fast. I haven't benchmarked anything but it loads and loads pages faster than Firefox, on my machine anyway. One more thing, the moment I installed Chrome I started to get viruses. I never had a virus on my machine - ever. I cleaned my machine, uninstalled Chrome and after a day or two, no viruses. I reinstalled Chrome and Voila, trojan. I cleaned my machine and said farewell to Chrome.

Tue, Mar 8, 2011 Doug Indiana

What is going on with your publication lately? You guys are coming across as a bunch of Google fanboys over there when you claim you are supporting the Microsoft channel and VARs. It is getting so bad that I got an email from you guys yesterday trying to sell me on Google Apps with the webcast moderated by your own editor, Scott Bekker. WTF?!?! Either quit with this crap or admit that you guys are on Google's payroll and we will move on elsewhere.

Tue, Mar 8, 2011 Lee

We have a suggestion, though: Just kill your stupid blog altogether. Even when you're "just sayin'" you manage to say nothing of value.

Mon, Mar 7, 2011 Fred Los Angeles

After reading several of your blog entries, I can tell you are not fond of Microsoft. The world is not Google, we need a variety of products. By the way, did you ever apply for work at Microsoft sometime in your past?

Mon, Mar 7, 2011 Tcubed Phoenix

If they REALLY want to kill off IE6 they should offer their own replacement (yea I can use FF, Chrome....) on Windows 2000 server (still chugging along in many places), but they don't support any form of update themselves; I can' upgrade to IE7 on Win2K or Win2K server. Pretty lame for them having an upgrade of their own.

Mon, Mar 7, 2011

really? Just kill IE altogether? Brilliant analysis and grasp on what partners need. Didn't realize you were turning into a comedy act.

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