Friday, February 20, 2009

Let's end support of IE6 on behalf of Microsoft

A fantastic proposal from the ever-creative and wonderful Chris Blizzard:
"It sounds like some people in Norway have started to band together and just choose not to support it. But one thing that would really help is to just pick a date and have it spread world wide.

My suggestion is for everyone to just say that Dec 31st, 2009 is the last day it should be supported - drop support from libraries, stop testing, etc. IE6 usage is already sliding quickly and it’s time to help it across the line. The web needs an upgrade."
Still here? What the fuck! Get to work and spread the word about this goddamn wonderful idea! Digg the ever-loving shit out of his post! We finally have a light at the end of this web developer trodden tunnel, but we need to make sure it fucking happens!

If we don't, we'll need to keep cursing at this piece of shit every day until something like mid 2011, when Microsoft has scheduled its already long overdue execution.

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3 Comments:

Blogger A.VanDamme said...

Well said. I'll digg it. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on Microsoft's newest shit-flinging fest - Windows 7. I was reading about it last night ... Hot shot for once admitted Vista was a crackpot. What's your take? I ask b/c Microsoft doesn't seem to impress you much.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Ellie Maybe said...

I have every intention of reposting this everywhere I possibly fucking can, but most sensible people I know who would care about something like this are already using something, well, less pathetic. Seriously, I am sick and fucking tired of writing two goddamn versions of every page I create.

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Hater said...

A: While I have installed Windows 7 (or a VMWare image of it, at least), I haven't had the time or desire to really do more than click through a few things. I honestly just don't give that much of a shit about Windows itself any more, only needing to venture into that quagmire of an OS periodically to beat IE into submission.

12:04 PM  

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