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  • carntheroos4eva
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    Anyone who makes that comment is rather rude.


    Have just been to the microsoft website and they have prompts for people to upgrade to IE8..... go figure idiots

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by schwab2clarkson View Post
    Forget about using IE6 altogether and upgrade.

    Oh and to those that haven't upgraded I bet you still use windows 3.11
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...=1#post1891380

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  • carntheroos4eva
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    But IE6 is still supported by its vendor.
    But you use the latest browsers as well.
    With what I am doing as a business which is website design I use Dreamweaver. It doesn't matter which version as it does all the same things that I want it to do for me. So every 2 years I will be upgrading to the latest edition of Dreamweaver.... Same with my pc. I will get another one at the end of 2010.

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  • Zachery
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    But IE6 is still supported by its vendor.

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  • carntheroos4eva
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    Lets say a company spent 500,000 7-8 years ago developing software that plugs into IE6. Now in 2010, it will take 1,000,000 dollars and an additional 150 dollars per seat because something they need costs to install per system. Why would this company want to spend 1-2 million dollars to update?
    It would depend upon where they were located. If it was in Australia and it was in the Northern Territory where there are people there who have next to nothing, fair enough. If it was in Sydney or Melbourne I reckon the boss would be given the boot very quickly.
    If it was in America or in the uk I am sure that people would lose their jobs pretty quickly for not upgrading.
    You look around at india for example they used to have next to nothing and they now have almost everything that is modern.
    However, there are other places around the world that do have reasons not to upgrade.

    I would rather have a set policy of upgrading the employee's workstations to the more modern technology rather than having a new car or a company house..... Most call centres these days use the latest technology.
    IE6 is considered old just like computers that run windows 3.11 or windows 95. Both of those are not supported any more. People still like to use them..... They have trouble with their computers and it costs more to fix than to get a brand spanking new pc with the latest stuff on it.
    If you had a large company with all employees getting paid $2 million dollars each it would be simple to do. You get each employee to pay for their brand spanking new pc with all the new things on it and the software they need. It's simple to do that. You look at a brand and you take orders and within a few days you get what you ordered.

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  • Zachery
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    Lets say a company spent 500,000 7-8 years ago developing software that plugs into IE6. Now in 2010, it will take 1,000,000 dollars and an additional 150 dollars per seat because something they need costs to install per system. Why would this company want to spend 1-2 million dollars to update?

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  • carntheroos4eva
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    There are people who cannot upgrade. It'd be nice if we could force all corporate users to just upgrade when ever we wanted.
    They say that but it is pure lazyness on their behalf. Most Java programs actually are upgraded every two years because all students that do programming are given the latest in most universities.
    Why neglect the modern stuff?
    Why fall behind with the times?
    I reckon some of the sites I have seen that have been built in IE6 have got more red x's on them and they have plenty of broken links. It's their browser and you have stubborn bosses of corprorations that refuse to upgrade and would rather upgrade cars, give their workers more money.

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  • kyrgyz
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    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    There are people who cannot upgrade. It'd be nice if we could force all corporate users to just upgrade when ever we wanted.
    Add to it outdated computers that have IE6 preinstalled being used in developing countries. Since internet is global, I can see how it could be a problem.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by schwab2clarkson View Post
    Forget about using IE6 altogether and upgrade.

    Oh and to those that haven't upgraded I bet you still use windows 3.11
    There are people who cannot upgrade. It'd be nice if we could force all corporate users to just upgrade when ever we wanted.

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  • carntheroos4eva
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    Originally posted by Mike Anime View Post
    even though IE6 is more or less outdated i would still like to see vB fix this issue.
    Forget about using IE6 altogether and upgrade.

    Oh and to those that haven't upgraded I bet you still use windows 3.11

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  • Mike Anime
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    even though IE6 is more or less outdated i would still like to see vB fix this issue.

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  • vivamexico55
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    I too believe IE6 is a waste of bits and it should die already, but after upgrading to VB4 I have been surprised with the amount of people that were still using it. And they ask for support, which is... annoying.

    And it is true - if they see the site "broken", they'll think it's YOUR problem, not their browser. Besides people who work at banks and the government, or big businesses, for instance, can't upgrade even if they wanted and knew how to.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by Super Jinni View Post
    If your site looks messy and broken in IE6 they will think it's your site that has a problem, and that (somehow) is true.
    True.

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  • Super Jinni
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    It really doesn't matter for people who still use IE6 whether Microsoft still supports IE6 or not.
    They just doesn't care, as if they really care about that, they would change or upgrade their browser.
    All they need is to surf internet using whichever browser works, and IE still works pretty good in their eyes.
    If your site looks messy and broken in IE6 they will think it's your site that has a problem, and that (somehow) is true.

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  • Protoss
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    That is not an announcement and as I said, support for IE6 lasts at least up until the end of life cycle for Windows XP SP3.

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