I posted something like this over at pressd yesterday and, frankly, I’m astounded.
Why are you people still trying to support software that is almost 10 years old?
By supporting it, you are slowing down the migration to something better, safer and more stable. Whether its IE7 on XP/Vista or getting those last Win2K folks to migrate to Firefox, you are, in effect, encouraging people to not update.
I’m not sure when IE6 goes EOL, but it can’t happen soon enough.
As I’ve mentioned, I have pretty much already stopped supporting it. This is primarily because I don’t have anywhere to run it.
If you are stuck on IE6 (still?) for any reason, especially if it’s at your work place, it’s really time to start bugging the system admins to upgrade. Really. And, if you are stuck on Win2K, then it’s seriously time to start thinking about moving up to XP. If that’s not possible, then someone at your organization needs to research Firefox for your everyday browsing.
I know those .net guys need components in IE6 for their stuff to work, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it for browsing.