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Google Apps Dropping Support for IE6

Google is officially ending support for Internet Explorer 6 in Google Apps. This affects users of Google Docs and Google Sites beginning March 1, 2010, and will affect users of Google Mail and Google Calendar later this year.

This is a welcome change. Providing support for a decade old web browser is severely limiting what we can do on the web and driving up development costs unnecessarily. Hopefully this move by a major player such as Google will goad enough people to upgrade that we can finally leave IE6 behind us.

In the meantime, if you haven’t upgraded you browser recently, perhaps it’s time you do so now. You can upgrade Internet Explorer to version 8, or try another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.