Microsoft to discontinue IE6 from end of April 2009


Phewww.. Finally programmers can take a cool breath when Microsoft has announced that from April end, Microsoft is going to offer automatic updates for users who are still pondering on IE6 and IE7 to IE8.

This may help in killing IE6 for sure and save some useful time for the programmers who keep messing with the UI issues with IE6. Not only UI but other JavaScript errors, DOM components et cetera. Here is the quick snippet from the IE blog

Starting on or about the third week of April, users still running IE6 or IE7 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 will get will get a notification through Automatic Update about IE8. This rollout will start with a narrow audience and expand over time to the entire user base. On Windows XP and Server 2003, the update will be High-Priority. On Windows Vista and Server 2008 it will be Important.

Surely, it is the time for all of us to celebrate IE6’s death 🙂

Realin !