May 17th, 2010, 17:17 PM
IE6 past its expiration date, says Microsoft
Microsoft is urging users to dump the aged Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) with a campaign that claims the browser is past its expiration date.
The latest push to convince users to quit IE6 equated the browser to a nine-year-old carton of milk. IE6 debuted in August 2001.
"You wouldn't drink 9-year-old milk," reads a milk carton pictured on a page hosted by Microsoft's Australian division. "So why use a 9-year-old browser?"
The campaign, which was first reported by Australian blogger Long Zheng, touts IE8 as the replacement for IE6, and cites company-funded research that claimed IE8's malware-blocking tools caught 85% of the malicious sites the browser faces. Microsoft has sponsored several such studies, all conducted by NSS Labs.
Full story: Computerworld