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YouTube to drop Internet Explorer 6 support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jul 2009 3:10 User comments (9)

YouTube to drop Internet Explorer 6 support According to a screenshot posted on TechCrunch, YouTube looks to be on the verge of dropping Internet Explorer 6 support, forcing users who have not yet updated from the aging browser to update to IE8, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Chrome to keep watching their favorite videos.
Digg recently made a similar decision, noting that IE6 users account for 5 percent of all traffic but only 1 percent of comments and diggs.

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9 user comments

115.7.2009 11:23

that way younoob can send more adverts your way.

sorry youtube but


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215.7.2009 13:55

As long as they still support IE7 I'm fine.

Surprised there aren't as many FireFox fanboys jumping on this.

315.7.2009 13:59

Browser choice/preference is mostly irrelevant to me for my uses, and where Youtube is concerned it matters not at all. I watch very few Youtube videos and those that i want to keep i simply grab hold of using http://www.keepvid.com




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415.7.2009 19:00
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Who really wants to use ie6 or 7 anymore? Most ppl using ie dont care what they are using no matter how unsecure it is. This is clearly googles way to advertise chrome to those users who just dont care until it doesn´t work. Still it would have been nice to see Opera instead of ie since ie8 cannot be downloaded to every windows..

515.7.2009 19:46

Originally posted by oappi:
Who really wants to use ie6 or 7 anymore? Most ppl using ie dont care what they are using no matter how unsecure it is. This is clearly googles way to advertise chrome to those users who just dont care until it doesn´t work. Still it would have been nice to see Opera instead of ie since ie8 cannot be downloaded to every windows..
There are lots of corporate-owned laptops or desktops that have IE6 still installed because it works with the corporate network/websites and the IT departments don't want to update hundreds of thousands of PCs because most don't use Windows Update, they use their own CDs or a special website for security reasons.

Unless I get a decent amount of complaints my business website won't be IE6 compatible.

Also, yes that banner is real! I have IETester installed on my PC and here is the screenshot I took:



It looks like it might take a giant such as Google to help get rid of IE6. :P
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616.7.2009 0:12

That is true about IE6 and corporations not upgrading. However, if they are running a Windows domain, they could easily push out the updates for IE7 using SMS and/or group policy.

Any tech responsible for hundreds of computers and updates manually is a fool!

716.7.2009 0:34

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Any tech responsible for hundreds of computers and updates manually is a fool!
Not if your on a closed network

816.7.2009 0:58

good news. Will help get rid of ie6, which from a web developers point of view is just tops!

916.7.2009 12:52

Originally posted by fungyo:
good news. Will help get rid of ie6, which from a web developers point of view is just tops!
no it wont its a dream come true for workplace productivity no more you tube

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