Windows.com No Longer Supports IE6, Despite Its Surprising Market Share

IE6 is currently the fifth most popular browser on the web

By on December 17th, 2012 13:03 GMT

Microsoft’s very own Internet Explorer continues to lead the browser world, with versions 8.0 and 9.0 holding market shares of 24.49 percent and 20.80 percent, respectively.

But the surprising thing is that Internet Explorer 6, a very old released of Microsoft’s in-house browser, is the fifth most popular browser on the web, with a share of 6.51 percent.

Several websites, including Windows.com, do not support Internet Explorer 6 anymore and recommend users to download and install a newer browser. Windows.com even provides a download link to Internet Explorer 8, the last one that works on Windows XP.

“You’re using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Many websites—including Windows.com—no longer support Internet Explorer 6, which means you won't be able to access the site until you upgrade your browser,” the website reads.

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