Google agrees that the time has come for us to lay IE6 to rest. Google announced in a blog post that it will stop supporting IE6 from March 01, 2010. Google will start by phasing out IE6 support for Google Docs and Google Sites, but I believe eventually all Google products will stop supporting IE6.

From Google’s official 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.

Even Microsoft itself recommends users to stop using IE6. Many corporations have already stopped supporting or using IE6, with the addition of an Internet giant like Google I hope the drive to abandon the aging IE6 will get some momentum. Hopefully 2010 will be year where wen can move away from IE6. That would be an awesome news for all web developers.

What are your thoughts on IE6?

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