But IE6 won’t die. In China, its usage still represents over 10 percent of web visits; in most other countries, it’s below one percent. Weighted by all desktop users, however, Microsoft (using Net Applications data) pegs IE as 3.8 percent of global use. With hundreds of millions of desktop computer users worldwide, this translates to tens of millions of IE 6 users.
-Glenn Fleishman, “The Untimely Death of IE6”, Six Colors
I knew that IE 6 was still being used, but I had no idea it was as big a number as this article suggests. The moral of the story is: if you are a server admin, please help everyone out and disable SSLv3 on your servers, so people know it is simply unacceptable to still be using IE 6 in this day and age.
Sidenote: I think it is really cool that Jason Snell, owner of Six Colors, is running his blog with bylines much like the company that recently closed his beloved MacWorld magazine. Keep up the good work, Jason.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard