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Die Old Browser, Die

January 31, 2010 11:12:06.113

Google is making a good move to cut off legacy browsers (IE 6 being the main legacy browsre, but also the 2.x series of Firefox):

Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products -- as well as new Docs and Sites features -- won’t work properly in older browsers.

They have links to the latest generation of all the main browsers, so there's really no excuse to keep using something like IE6. Even if your corporate intranet was built for IE6 (like *cough* the one I have to use *cough*), IE7 and IE8 both do a fine job of dealing with that. There's really no reason to stay with a browser rev that came out with the launch of Windows XP :)

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Die Old Browser, Die

[anonymous] January 31, 2010 12:58:31.138

No reason to stay, of course, unless one is trapped on a corporate-provided machine without admin rights...

Re: Die Old Browser, Die

[Arden] February 1, 2010 9:17:01.802

You can actually use the latest IE, and use a compatibility tab for sites built for an older version. I also note that some new browsers offer addons for a tab to behave like IE. Some nice flexibility with these approaches.

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