Time to pop open the champagne because, based on the latest data from Net Applications, IE6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1%!
IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we�ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away. In fact, we launched the IE6 Countdown site last March to help accelerate the process. Less than a year later, I�m thrilled to say that the United States has joined the ranks of Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in dropping below 1% usage of IE6. In addition, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal and the Philippines are also entering the Champions� Circle. We hope this means more developers and IT Pros can consider IE6 a �low-priority� at this point and stop spending their time having to support such an outdated browser.
We couldn�t have done this without the help of the community and our IE6 Countdown partners � thank you to everyone for your support. Since we launched IE6 Countdown, we�ve had over 2.75 million visitors and 5.6 million page views of the site � it�s clear people are using the content and taking the action to heart! If you�ve attended any events with us in the past few weeks you�ll know that we�ve been expecting this any day now and we�ve had a great time sharing a few drinks and toasts with you in anticipation of this moment.
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So as we kick off 2012, we call on the rest of the world � make it your new year�s resolution to end IE6 and move to a modern browser like IE8 or IE9. You can find additional details and resources on how to achieve this at IE6Countdown.com.
Director, Internet Explorer Marketing