Or at the very least...
(And by the way IE8, even in beta, is quite good.)
I use firefox at home but i can't download to the work computer without getting in trouble.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
It's not that the new site won't work in IE6. I've tested it and nothing breaks that I can see. But there may be some visual issues in terms of formatting here and there.
Now I use Camino and Safari, occasionally use FF, but Camino is the same engine with IMO a better interface, so I rarely depart from it.
Let me backup Jeff's time-waster comment. I know I do most of my perusing of CoasterBuzz when I'm at work, and that's using IE6. Perhaps I'm a bulk of that 18% :) Also, let me echo Jeff's corporate IT comment. We're just now rolling out XP Pro to developers at work and just now moving our production apps from Windows Server 2K. Not because of new features, but because Redmond is stopping support in a year or so.
I just switched use at home from IE7 to FF3. Granted, it's just a web browser, but it feels a lot quicker and lighter on the system. Gotta say I'm using it, as well as Thunderbird, going forward.
And I thought it was funny that they were using Win2k when I was there back in 2004! Yikes!
On my work computer, which I use almost exclusively, we are stuck on IE6 since our lame-a** programmers cannot code their way out of a wet paper bag. IE7 randomly crashes the custom Oracle applications they create...so if you want Orcale to run reliably you need to stay on IE6.
If it's Oracle, I suspect they're trying to run little Java things in the browser, because that's what a lot of line-of-business apps do. That's so 1997. :)
Yep - you're right, they create java based craptastic stuff that relies on jInitiator 188.8.131.52... ;)
You could start to use Google Chrome as well if you are using Windows.
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