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Microsoft has a website campaign asking people to stop its 10-year-old Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser. Internet companies usually do their to promote their products, but not so in Microsoft’s . The software giant wants IE6 to be used by less than one per cent of the world’s Internet users. It has launched a special website to web users to discontinue with IE6 and to newer, more reliable and more secure versions, IE8 or IE9. Microsoft officials say its www.theie6countdown.com site is “designed to progress of moving worldwide market of IE6 to less than one per cent”. Microsoft’s IE6 browser has been criticized for its slow speed and poor . The company spends a lot of money on making security patches.

Despite being released in 2001, a percentage of the world’s web users still use IE6. Microsoft states: “ one in four Internet Explorer users continue to use IE6, a browser which modern web standards and provides an unsatisfactory user experience.” In China, 34.5 per cent of Internet still use it. In Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Taiwan and India, the is above 10 per cent. The browser now represents publicity for Microsoft. It appears in "the worst tech products of all time" , and PC World magazine labelled it as the "least secure software on the ." Microsoft faces a lot of competition from other browsers. Google's Chrome is currently the world's fastest browser. Mozilla’s Firefox is used on 30 per cent of the world’s computers.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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