Google announce to stop support for Internet Explorer 6 or IE6 and other old web browser. Starting March 1, 2010, Google site and some services are no longer able to displayed with these browsers.
“Many other companies have stopped supporting the older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0, including a browser that is not supported by the manufacturer company. We also begin to abandon our support, starting from the Google Docs and Google Sites,” said Rajen Sheth, Google Apps Senior Product Manager in the Google enterprise blog.
Previously, Ars Technica site release, since August 2009, Google said it would end support for IE6 YouTube service and social network, Orkut. When IE6 users visited these services, they will be warned to immediately switch to the latest browser, such as IE8, Chrome, and Firefox.
Sheth says that web technology has grown rapidly in the last ten years from the text based to interactive applications and rich with video and sound. Browsers that are too old can not run the new features. This year there would be a breakthrough in Google applications and services and they wants to ensure that all Internet users to be able to enjoy it.
“So, take advantage of the opportunity to switch to the latest available browser,” he said. Some of the recommended browsers include a minimum of Google Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 3.0, Google Chrome 4.0 and Safari 3.0.
Previously, Microsoft itself admits that IE6 is not feasible and many shortcomings that urged users to immediately switch to a newer version. the last time Microsoft released a patch to the gap in IE6 weaknesses suspected to be the door for hackers to attack the infrastructure of Google and dozens of large companies in other U.S.. However, Microsoft still provide support for IE6 patch until 8 April 2014.
So, Do you are still want to use IE6 any longer?