Will IE9 signal the death of IE6?

With three new revisions out there, will people finally kill off IE6? YouTube is dropping support, and now Facebook claims it will drop IE6 support when the IE9 beta hits (September 15). Really, what is it going to take to make IE6 go away? What reason can people possibly have for still using this browser? You really have to be going out of your way not to upgrade. I guess if your holding onto Windows 98 or Windows 2000 then you can’t upgrade. But my word, what utter piece of crap machine you must have if your still trucking along with Win98 and liking it!

And if you’re a company who claims they can’t upgrade because of legacy applications that depend on IE6, then we shouldn’t be doing business with you. That is a tragic excuse. IE6 is tragically slow and feature deficient compared to browsers today. To say you’re dependent on IE6 to carry out business function makes me question who you are and what you do. I’m sure my data and property is perfectly safe with you…

Are you sure you’re Y2K compliant?

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