Internet Explorer 6's long farewell says a lot about the enterprise, which is one reason the browser stuck around as long as it did.
The Net pioneer won't work so hard to make sure its YUI components for building advanced Web sites work on Microsoft's 9-year-old browser.
Good news for bored office workers -- the chat feature that allows you to instantly message your Facebook friends is improved, so you won't be cut off mid-conversation so much.
Web developers aren't the only ones unhappy with Internet Explorer 6. A Microsoft marketing campaign urges people to upgrade.
Starting March 1, Internet Explorer users must be running at least version 7 of the browser in order to properly use Google Docs and Google Sites.
"Dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 is not an option," Microsoft has declared, after 'the Internet' started buzzing with comments that the 8-year-old browser should be euthanised
Microsoft says it's a bug and it is investigating the problem, but that later versions of its browser are not affected.
If your copy of Internet Explorer starting crashing after installing the December 11th round of bug fixes to Windows, there is now a simple patch.
Yet another IE6 flaw
Microsoft's browser team apparently concludes the smaller set of new features in Firefox 6 warrants a smaller congratulatory cake.