I love Opera
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Welp...Thank god I have both IE8 and FF.
Gratz wowhead, as a former web developer I know exactly how happy it must have made you all to formally, finally announce this. A totally, completely, ridiculously unnecessary load has been lifted. Enjoy your new lives on the other side of nirvana. Can't wait to see the cool stuff you guys come up with now that you're unrestrained by IE6. ;)
As a web developer, another nail in IE6's coffin is always a good sign. I is so happeh!
The only reason IE6 has/had 20% of the market still is that sites still cater for them. Stopping support for IE6 will either force those users to seek out new browsers, if you assume that 20% of user base will be lost then surely they were not worth catering too in the first place?Web developers have caused most of these issues by constantly hacking and tweaking a broken web browser, why would Microsoft fix issues that people where doing for free with hacks and workarounds? Refuse to support this crap and Microsoft have to fix it they wouldnt want to lose market share now would they.
Some of you are missing the point.I for example am stuck with IE6 not by choice but because I'm still using windows 2000 and Win2K users can't upgrade to IE7 or IE8.(And yes WoW is perfectly compatible with Win2K).And I'm not really using IE6 as a browser but as as the layout engine.I'm using both Firefox and Maxthon (which is using the IE layout engine). Firefox is a good browser there is no doubt but it's twice the memory usage of Maxthon while having less functions.
I applaud this decision.It's true that there is a good portion of people out there who still use IE6. Usually it is because they don't know they can upgrade or they are at work on a computer they don't have control over. It's like talking to a group of people but having to stand on your head so that a few members of the crowd will understand you. Little else makes web designers/programmers that I know (myself included) cringe more than wrangling with IE6. I have to work around the serious flaws and lack of support for web standards IE6 offers in my job because perhaps a third of the target audience I serve falls solidly in the "don't know to upgrade" category.Wowhead, however, caters to a much more technologically savvy audience, I would imagine. They have the ability to write off a nearly nine-year old browser as defunct because their audience tends to be quicker to adopt new and different technology.Honestly, who here has a computer that is nine years old? (Mine is two years old, for reference, and it retired a seven-year-old computer.)
Firefox is best for security, even more so if you grab the Add-ons "Adblock Plus and NoScript" (only allow scripts on trusted sites)