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Google Drops Internet Explorer 6 Support

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement, In The News
 
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Q:
I heard Google is going to cut support for Internet Explorer Version 6. Is this true?

A:
Yes, sad but true. Beginning March 1st, 2010 those who are still running Internet Explorer 6, will have to upgrade their browser if they want to maintain functionality with Google applications such as Google Docs and Google Sites.

Google Apps Senior Product Manager Rajen Sheth said on the Google Enterprise Blog:

“Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products — as well as new Docs and Sites features — won’t work properly in older browsers. “

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His suggestion is to update to Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Google Chrome 4 or Safari 3 as soon as possible if they wish to enjoy continued functionality.

In other words, you’ve been putting it off long enough! It’s time to upgrade your browser!

~Andrew

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