Take Action : The IE6 Countdown



The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown has begun.

Internet Explorer 6 released in August of 2001, even before Windows XP.  To give perspective on this 10 year old technology, let’s look at some comparisons.

If you use 10 year old technology … You would be using …
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6
Mac OS X Mac OS X “Cheetah” 10.0
Red Hat Red Hat Linux 6.2 “Zoot”
Photoshop Photoshop 6.0 “Venus in Furs”
iPod nada – not yet released

It is time to move on.

Join the cause

We know that web developers are spending too much time supporting Internet Explorer 6. We understand, and we’re here to help. Join us in moving Internet Explorer 6 users to a modern browser. Follow these steps to help your site visitors (and you!) be free of Internet Explorer 6:

  1. Copy and paste this banner code into the body of your website.
    <!–[if lt IE 7]> <div style=’ clear: both; height: 59px; padding:0 0 0 15px; position: relative;’>
    <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx?ocid=ie6_countdown_bannercode”><img src=”http://www.theie6countdown.com/images/upgrade.jpg” border=”0″ height=”42″ width=”820″ alt=”” /></a></div> <![endif]–>
  2. Check that this banner shows up in Internet Explorer 6 only on your site. (Our free Virtual PC VHD’s can help you out here.)

  3. If your website has a logo, email it to us, so we can feature you alongside participating websites.
  4. Tell your friends to join the cause. Share this site http://bit.ly/ie6countdown and tweet #ie6countdown. Let everyone know that you’re doing your part to get Internet Explorer 6 to 1%.
About the Author
Jeff Jones

Principal Cybersecurity Strategist

Jeff Jones a 27-year security industry professional that has spent the last decade at Microsoft working with enterprise CSOs and Microsoft's internal teams to drive practical and measurable security improvements into Microsoft products and services. Additionally, Jeff analyzes vulnerability trends Read more »