[Member Poll] Drop IE6 Support?


  

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TickTickBoom

Well, the posts and poll here have given me the confidence to drop support for IE6 for this site I'm working on - just what I wanted (Y)

Does anyone know how to use a conditional comments-type tehnique to display a javascript alert telling the visitor to upgrade or change their browser? This would be really useful...

Oh and to all of those people that voted that they don't have sufficient hardware to support a better browser, WTF? What kind of pathetic hardware are you running that allows you to run IE6 fine but not the Firefox equivalent or even IE7?

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XP1

What's to stop them from bringing in a portable firefox/chrome install off a USB stick or something?
Answer: Software Restriction Policy

The administrator can easily apply Software Restriction Policies (SRPs) through Group Policy to exclude all executables from untrusted locations to run. In other words, only executes from whitelisted directories are allowed to run in Windows.

If an executable is run from a "My Documents" home network drive, for example, an error message appears.

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XP1

Well, the posts and poll here have given me the confidence to drop support for IE6 for this site I'm working on - just what I wanted

Does anyone know how to use a conditional comments-type tehnique to display a javascript alert telling the visitor to upgrade or change their browser? This would be really useful...

Here you go:

http://garmahis.com/tools/ie6-update-warning/

http://code.google.com/p/ie6-upgrade-warning/

http://code.google.com/p/ie6-upgrade-message/

http://code.google.com/p/ie6-upgrade-notification-bar/

http://www.ie6nomore.com/code-samples.html

http://ie6update.com/

Or, if you are nasty:

http://www.crashie.com/

http://immike.net/blog/2007/08/06/single-line-of-html-crashes-ie-6/

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PL_

I don't care if work people are 'stuck' on IE6, that's their fault for using such an old piece of junk.

What's to stop them from bringing in a portable firefox/chrome install off a USB stick or something?

At my old school I tried that. The executable ran but you couldn't get to any web pages. Some sort of Microsoft protection they had in place or something.

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andrew_f

At my old school I tried that. The executable ran but you couldn't get to any web pages. Some sort of Microsoft protection they had in place or something.

Sure you didn't just not set the proxys?

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alfaaqua

I will never understand why MS doesnt release (now for example) a (optional) SP for XP/Vista which (besides further bug fixes) includes Internet Explorer 8. Would speed up even further the transition.

I am antiXP personally but if it gets people off IE6, great :)

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enigma-penguin

KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!

Honestly that came to mind for me as well, but I would say go with your statistics on this one; I love that you're asking, but it seems superfluous. There are going to be people whose only option while at work is IE 6, what we need to ask ourselves is: How detrimental will dropping direct support be to them?

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Varemenos

I will never understand why MS doesnt release (now for example) a (optional) SP for XP/Vista which (besides further bug fixes) includes Internet Explorer 8. Would speed up even further the transition.

I am antiXP personally but if it gets people off IE6, great :)

XP was already strong enough to stand till win7 came.

MS wants to sell new OS, if they keep supporting win xp they will lose lot of money :p

its all about marketing and money

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XP1

XP was already strong enough to stand till win7 came.

MS wants to sell new OS, if they keep supporting win xp they will lose lot of money :p

its all about marketing and money

Also, Internet Explorer 9 will not be supported in Windows XP, which is another reason to not use 10-year old operating systems.
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Panda X

Neowin still supports IE6?

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+Frank B.

Neowin still supports IE6?

Not with all bells and whistles, but yes. It does.

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AJC.

Meh I don't use IE for anything. I will only use Firefox, Chrome or Opera for anything these days.

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Ci7

pull the plug, pull the plug quick !

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Fred Derf

The Toronto Public Library has MSIE7 installed and it won't browse Neowin properly. The main forum index is fine but the news page or any thread produces an Internet Explorer failed to load page. Luckily the Toronto Public Library computers also have Mozilla Firefox installed so it isn't a huge problem. Still, it makes me wonder about other MSIE7 users or whether the TPL has special filtering software installed.

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