The software giant has launched a new website, The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown, that bears the slogan: â€œMoving the world off Internet Explorer 6.â€ On its new website, IE6Countdown.com, Microsoft is making a great effort to get users to move away from the decade-old browser.
The motto given on the site goes like â€œ10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that weâ€™re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, itâ€™s time to say goodbye.â€
The goal of the website from Microsoft is to get Internet Explorer 6 usage to drop to less than 1% worldwide. Current IE 6 usage on a global level is 12%. Net Applicationâ€™s most recent numbers indicate that in India, 12.3% of web users are still using IE 6, a decade old browser. For UK and US, the figures are 3.5% and 2.9% respectively.
So, if you are one of those who is still living in the past by using a 10 year old browser, quit now and download and install the latest version of the browser instead.
Check out the IE 6 countdown site link here.
If are a blog owner, you can support the cause by putting a banner on your site which will be displayed to Internet Explorer 6 users only. Check more details here.
Are you or any of your friends still using IE 6? If you are, better quit now and move ahead. 😉