Your Thanksgiving mission - Help eradicate Internet Explorer 6!

Time to kick IE6's butt!
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

I've given you your Thanksgiving survival kit, now your mission, should you decided to accept it, is to help eradicate Internet Explorer 6 from US soil.

According to ie6countdown.com IE6 still has a 1.3% usage share in the US. While I'm sure that quite as lot of this is enterprise usage, I'm fairly sure that IE6 is lurking on a lot of home machines ... the sorts of machines that your parents or grandparents might be using.

Check all those XP machines for IE6. If you find it, get rid of it. You won't be able to upgrade the system to IE9 (because it won't install on XP) so you're going to have to look elsewhere. My preference would be Chrome (it auto-updates, so hopefully you won't have to do it next year!), but go with what you think is best.

If you find something really old, like a system running Windows 98 or Windows 2000, then you might want to kill it with fire.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Not only are there old versions of IE still in use out there, but also old versions of Firefox and Opera (Chrome updates itself nicely so there's little need to worry ... although it might be worth checking just to make sure it's working).

Together, we can eradicate IE6!


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