So, why use a 9-year-old browser?

Spoiled Milk IE6

The Australian Microsoft’s marketing campaign asks. Microsoft is urging those using Internet Explorer 6 to upgrade.

“You wouldn’t drink nine-year-old milk, so why use a nine-year-old browser?” asks the Web site.

“When Internet Explorer 6 was launched in 2001, it offered cutting–edge security – for the time. Since then, the Internet has evolved and the security features of Internet Explorer 6 have become outdated”, the site said.

IE6 is scorned by technophiles not just because of its security vulnerabilities but also for its nonstandard or nonexistent implementation of various Web standards. Web developers have plenty of pains supporting the diversity of browsers on the Internet, but IE6 is a particular problem given its continuing, though dwindling, widespread use.

So, if you’re still drinking this 9-year-old milk, please stop. Let’s end this nightmare. Upgrade to a newer version of IE, or try something new, better and refreshing like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox (both are safer, faster and customizable).

Which browsers do you use? What do you think about them? Leave a comment!

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4 responses to “So, why use a 9-year-old browser?”

  1. Tate says :

    I agree I’ll be glad when my work stops using it!!!!!

  2. TommyRay says :

    The sloganizing is analogous enough as well as true. Technologies and code changes, constantly, worldwide. I considered installing new code to notify old browser users to upgrade.

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