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    Google Apps to Drop Support for IE6 and Other Old/Unsupported Browsers

    Just received an email today from Google:

    Quote Originally Posted by Google
    In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.

    We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.

    Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.
    This is great news, and once Google drops support for IE6, it will make a huge difference in the no more IE6 campaign.
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    Yeah I was happy to see that email too.

    IE6 = fail

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    IE = fail.

    Good move, Google, Good move!

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    I don't get it? Not even microsoft supports ie6. I had to go out and buy XP because of that.

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  6. This topic is one of the things that made me switch to Firefox. Up until a few years ago I was using windows 2000. Internet explorer 7 will not run on win2K. When websites no longer support IE6, I had to switch to firefox.

    It was either switch to firefox, or buy a license to windows xp so I could use ie 7 - which I did not want to do at the time.

    But since I'am now using windows XP, I'am still using firefox.

    For all of you that are saying "good ie 6 = junk" - IE 6 is still a popular browser. For years IE 6 was a great browser, but for some reason its now junk? That does not make any sense.

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    It's not that it was good - it was just the best. And technology changes - especially the Internet. IE6 doesn't support modern standards and coding, and tends to mess up more advanced coding that wasn't as prevalent in 2003 when it was considered "good".
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