IE6 Countdown: Upgrade now to newer versions of IE for improved user security & reliability features

Microsoft have recently launched a ‘Countdown Timer‘ website to get people off of its Internet Explorer 6 browser and begin to upgrade to more recent versions of IE. IE6, is a ten-year old browser, and according to Microsoft “It’s now time to say goodbye

The site shows that currently, 2.9% of Americans still use IE6. The highest concentration of IE6 users would be in China, at 34.5%, followed by South Korea, at 24.8%, and Japan and Vietnam, each with approximately 10%.

The goal is to get the percentage of users using IE6 down to 1%. The countdown website do not only highlight some of the security benefits of newer IE browser versions, but also tell users of other enhancements, such as tabbed browsing and improved browsing speeds.

According to Microsoft;

There are many benefits of upgrading to a newer version of Internet Explorer – improved speed, tabbed browsing, and better privacy settings to name a few.

Newer version of IE, allows you to take advantage of security features, faster webpage loading and rendering speeds, and plug-in support including those for Silverlight, Flash, and HTML5.

See the comparison chart for IE6 and IE8:

Image Credit: TheWindowsClub

So what are you waiting for, head over to Microsoft Download Centre and download IE8 | Click here to download IE9 RC.

Visit the IE6 Countdown website to learn how you can help move the world off Internet Explorer 6!

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