Good for them!
I’m really glad to hear that Google, the biggest search engine on the planet, is to start phasing out support for Internet Explorer 6, after years of it causing problems for the company.
From March 1st, Google says that some Google applications will stop working. This means that users will be forced to either move to IE7/8 or choose a different web browser.
Internet Explorer 6 has been the cause of many web hacks that have caused damage to Google’s varied reputation.
The ending of support will start with only a few web apps at first, but I suspect as the year moves on Google will try to phase out support for most of it’s online software.
The only downside to the ending of support will be that Windows 98 and ME users will, eventually, loose access to Google. However, I think it’s about time people moved away from the older systems.
I think that it’s about time Google did something about the older browsers. The trouble is that people don’t realise that they’re stuck with an older browser.