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#21 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:11 AM

SayWhat - you're absolutely correct. Unfortunately, IE6 still has a significant foothold in Asia, especially China.

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#22 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:11 AM

Your listening to all the Mainstream BS my friend.....

IE6 is just as good as any newer OVER-BLOATED browser! (As long as you have your security zone set right)

IE6 is not spying on the end user... YOU CANT SAY THAT FOR SURE ABOUT THESE NEWER BROWSERS!


And actually I think we can say that Firefox and Chromium are not spying on the end user (other than the normal cookie issue). They are open source. If they were, someone would have seen it in the source code by now and said something publicly. You can't say the same thing for IE6. It's closed source. Not that I think it does, I just think its a bad browser. Firefox is also popular with security professionals.

And correct. Someone even held a "funeral" for IE6. Microsoft sent flowers. Unfortunately, just because XP and IE6 will end of life next year, it won't necessarily change those that use it, until their PC does and they get one with a newer OS.

Of course in China, most of the installations are likely pirated.

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#23 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

China? Pirated? Tell me it's not true! :)

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

Ford's site (the one for employees) just in the last couple months finally list ie8 as "supported".. last year it was still 6..

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:22 AM

More are finally moving. A few may be going too far. One site we use started saying "modern web browser required". Only supported version of IE is 10. We have installed Chrome for those users.

We're actually still moving users off XP now, though we left IE 6 a long time ago.




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