When I read the title, I thought to myself, “tsk IE6 again?”. But after reading part of the article I was surprised to see something surprising, IE7. Hackers could use the flaw to remotely seize control of computers. The new IE 8 Web browser and an old IE 5 version are not affected, according to Microsoft.
The warning came less than two months after Microsoft released a patch for an IE 6 software hole through which China-based cyber spies attacked Google and other firms.
No matter which Web browser people use, upgrading to the most current version promises to increase protection against hackers. That is why, junk IE. Even the latest version still feels like a heavyweight whenever I run the program. Stay away from IE as much as possible ;).
More than 100 people, many of them dressed in black, are expected to gather around a coffin Thursday to say goodbye to an old friend. The deceased? Internet Explorer 6. Farewell … and good riddance 😉
While many people still use this browser, it has given web developers quite a lot of headaches. The only way that people would stop using this browser is for sites not to support it. Google Docs and Google Sites discontinued support for the browser Monday, and YouTube will follow suit March 13. At least then people will be forced to switch to other browsers.
Thursday’s mock funeral was inspired by Google’s decision to phase out IE6 this month, said Jon Clark, business development director for Aten Design Group.
The Web site’s funeral invitation reads, “Internet Explorer Six, resident of the interwebs for over 8 years, died the morning of March 1, 2010 in Mountain View, California, as a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc.”
The funeral and online invitation caught the attention of thousands of people with similar hopes that IE6 will eventually be obsolete, including a group of people in Iceland who are hosting an IE6 funeral of their own.
Sad to say, IE still controls the web browser share, ahead of Firefox and Chrome. Until all sites disable IE6 support, majority will still use it because there is already a browser in front of them where they can use it to surf. Why bother getting another browser?
Wait! Don’t get your hopes up. If you read the title post carefully, it is IE6 not IE. While Internet Explorer remains ahead of the rest of the competition, month after month it continues to lose ground to all other browsers as Firefox finally surpassed IE6, perhaps the most hated version of Microsoft’s browser.
While I have lost fondness with Firefox after Chrome was released, I still pick it over Internet Explorer. That browser is just ghastly. Plus, this cross browser issue always pisses me off which makes me hate IE more ha ha. Well, so long IE6 … Even though Windows 7 was just released, I don’t think it can maintain its standing in the browser popularity that long. Google Chrome’s pretty strong even though there has not been any new updates (and I have been waiting for a Mac OS Version since).
Let us see what will happen in the coming months …