Microsoft Is Nuking Internet Explorer 6 With Worldwide Automatic Upgrade

At last! Microsoft is killing the last vestiges of that dreadful, obsolete program known as Internet Explorer 6. They are going to force the upgrade and that's a good thing—the web needs to get rid of this crap.

Right now its usage is at 8.3 percent, which means that millions of users out there are using obsolete technology. Microsoft has decided to kill it fast: starting next month, they will upgrade Windows users automatically to the latest version of Internet Explorer supported by the computers. This, Microsoft says, will put the usage down to less than 1 percent.

"10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we're in 2011, in an era of modern Web standards, it's time to say goodbye," said Microsoft. About bloody time, I say. [MSNBC]