ZDNet’s Ed Bott says it is time to get off of IE6. The alleged Chinese Government hacking of Google and Adobe used an IE6 vulnerability. And whoever it was in Google using IE6 needs to fess up.
The marketplace is filled with credible alternatives to IE6, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you need to use Internet Explorer because it’s required for compatibility with specific websites or apps, you have alternatives from Microsoft itself. IE6 was replaced with the newer, more secure Internet Explorer 7 in October 2006, more than 40 months ago. And Internet Explorer 8 was released in March of 2009, nearly a year ago. Both browsers have large improvements in usability, including tabbed browsing, but their biggest selling point is security.