At the Hacker News Seattle Meet-up, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 6 dropping below 1% in the US.
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. Since we launched IE6 Countdown, we’ve had over 2.75 million visitors and 5.6 million page views of the site,” the blogged Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing.
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,” Capriotti said.
You can find additional details and resources on how to achieve this at IE6Countdown.com.