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The Web Tries To Kill MSIE6, But Some Of Us Are Stuck With It

There's a pretty good movement about of people that want to kill Internet Explorer 6, which I have absolutely no problem with for the most part. My problem? I run an old Citrix Metaframe 1.8 client/server network running Windows 2000 (I inherited it, I didn't design it). Some of the Web apps my company uses or potentially might use only work in MSIE (I'm looking at you Escapia and Navis). While I can install Firefox, it doesn't work well on our under-powered twinky terminal clients. And Microsoft has no intention of releasing IE7 or higher for Windows 2000. So my co-workers are stuck with a crappy browser.

And in this economy, as much as I'd like to, we're not going to be able to upgrade our clients into full blown useful desktops anytime soon. So while this campaign to kill IE6 is fine and all, it sucks for me as I get folks at work who keep asking me why they're seeing this message. And I get to tell them that there's nothing I can do about it.

(Granted, most of the site's that are posting that IE6 No More code are sites that my co-workers shouldn't be visiting during office hours, but that's another problem for another time.)

Posted by Jake on 08/09/09 @ 10:39 PM
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