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86ing IE 6

Microsoft used to love IE 6. Now it just wants to forget it ever happened. Why would Redmond turn on what used to be one of its favorite products? Because IE 6 is so different from IE 7, 8 and 9 that supporting it is a huge hassle -- for IT and Microsoft.

The big issue is corporate apps that are written to IE 6, a browser that took great liberties with standards. Microsoft wants a fresh start to have browser apps written for the much more standards-friendly IE 9.

Have you run into IE 6 hassles or are still keeping it around because your apps won't run on anything else? Come clean at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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