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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

Microsoft Celebrates as Internet Explorer 6 Dies, Windows XP Wilts
Microsoft is jubilant because that the only way to get many people to stop using XP would be to pry the computer on which it ran from their cold dead hands.

By Preston Gralla, Computerworld Jan 4, 2012 4:56 pm

It's rare that a company celebrates when one of its products bites the dust, but that's what Microsoft just did with the news that Internet Explorer 6 is essentially dead in the U.S. with less than 1 percent of market share. And they're no doubt celebrating in Redmond with the news that users are abandoning Windows XP in near-record numbers.

In a blog Roger Capriotti, Director of Internet Explorer Marketing, cited numbers from Net Applications showing that IE 6 usage in the U.S. has dropped below 1 percent. So the company baked a "Goodbye IE 6 cake" and posted a photo of it. Capriotti says that Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal and the Philippines now all have less than 1 percent IE usage.