Quote from: goldsky at Dec 24, 2009, 02:31 AM
While Microsoft tries to move on to campaign the IE 8, we stuck with this garbage.
Q: Why don’t people change?
A: Because they just don’t know that they SHOULD change and there ARE other options.
This isn’t true for all users. The UK government has mandated that all government departments will remain on IE6, because it’s too big a job to test and resolve incompatibilities with all their systems, yet they know it’s insecure. It’s the same story in many businesses (my previous company started testing IE7 long after IE8 had been released.)
This is despite the fact that other governments recommended all citizens stopped using IE altogether.
Like has been said before, as designers and developers we can only encourage
users to upgrade, not force them to.
I wait with bated breath every time I check a site in IE6 or IE anything.
I develop in Firefox and everything works great. Then I check IE and the most inane errors show up.
I’m new to Modx and look forward to working with it. But never to IE.
Google Chrome hijack plugin for IE anyone?
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I am bummed that even MS is pressing to get rid of IE6, that was and still is the best browser ever created by man, wish they hadn’t dropped support for IE5 either, css3 and html5 is lame, tables and spacer gifs are the only way to go!
Funny though, note the stats on the MS page? I bet a lot of the percentages in the first world are developers and designers testing...so until MS does what it should do rather than putting up a lame website complete with code which you can embed into your site, by FORCING upgrade, then we are most likely going to continue to see percentages from paranoid designers/developers.
Quote from: goldsky at Mar 07, 2011, 01:55 AM
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Microsoft is hoist on its own petard. They did everything they could to lock customers in to their products, and many large business customers did build business-critical applications that depend on IE6. Since then, Microsoft has been trying to get everybody hooked into a never-ending upgrade cycle, providing a comfortable never-ending income stream. But these large business customers aren’t too thrilled at the idea of having to update their expensive business-critical applications to wean them off of IE6.
The sad thing is that few seem to have learned anything from this, and Microsoft’s efforts to ram through their own proprietary "standards" are still finding fertile soil. Consider their "open" office specifications (which even their own products don’t support properly), and the latest balagan over providing cloud services to the government. http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/there-they-go-again-microsoft-googles-latest-cloud-tussle-537