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Google Says: Everybody Stop Using IE6

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Have you heard the news? Google is urging users of it's popular GMail application to stop using Internet Explorer 6 and rather opt for either Firefox or, you guessed it, Chrome. I know the entire community of web developers with breath a huge sigh of relieve once we can put IE6 to bed for good but, what do you think, is this the right move by Google?

[img_assist|nid=7014|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=140|height=63]Should we still care about IE6 as we head into 2009 or, will this move by Google spell the end for Internet Explorer 6? (Insert applause here) For the most part, if one builds websites and applications using standards, the experience in IE6 is not always that bad but, if you try to do anything remotely 'advanced' we all know what hoops we need to jump through to get IE6 to play nice.

So from a purely selfish personal view I hope this does mean the end of IE6. But what do you think? Looking forward to your comments. 

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