IE6 End of Life

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Published: Jan 11, 2010
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2010
Aug 2010
IE6 is a significantly deficient browser with many documented security holes and should be phased out as soon as possible. Browsers such as Firefox and Chrome can be installed alongside IE, allowing the user to choose which one to use. We recommend that organizations with intranet applications that require IE6 consider using it only for those specific applications, and install one of these alongside for general use.
Apr 2010
Jan 2010
Web browsers continue to evolve as they strive to keep pace with new specifications in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Alas, many enterprises have yet to embrace the end of life for IE6 and move to a newer and more standards compliant option. Of the browsers available today, Firefox and Opera provide support for the widest range of platforms. The Google browser, Chrome, brings new innovation to the browser space by splitting browser tabs into separate processes while providing a new implementation of JavaScript. These changes appear to give Chrome a significant performance boost over other browsers and have influenced the creation of a netbook OS called Chrome OS. While enterprises may look to move off IE6 and onto Microsoft’s IE8, we remain concerned about IE8’s current level of compliance to web standards.