Go away IE6, you’re not our friend anymore

Imagined by Canadian cartoonist John Martz for momentile.com, this humourous scene appears to visitors of the site who still run IE6 as their browser. Thanks to John for releasing the picture under CC.

Merci Carl!

[Source: Flickr (CC)]

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49 Responses to Go away IE6, you’re not our friend anymore

  1. Well, to play devil's advocate, its really unfair to put IE6 and IE7 but not consider that other browsers also had previous versions (ex FF0.5 must've been a pretty bad browser).

    Also, no Chrome?

    • Sampi, you need to compare apples with apples. Firfox have done a ton more in their 3 versions than IE ever could have. If you want to compare FF 0.5 and then compare it to IE 0.5, (if there ever was such a version and can you image how bad that what have been)

      • Firefox is based on Mozilla witch is based on Netscape, so IE 6 Should be compared to Mozilla 0.6 or 1 (IE6 was released inbetwean thows versions). The spooky thing here is that Netscape and IE are based on Mosaic, so FireFox 3.5 is actualy also related to IE6 in a 8xGrate grandfarther's brotheres's 4xGrate grandson kind of way.

        A quick test of Mozilla 0.9.4 gives this Acid3 18/100 (IE7 gets 14/100), acid2 looks close to IE7.

        So in conclusion "Fixfox" (Mozilla) was close to IE7 at IE6's release.

    • Erm… "this humourous scene appears to visitors of the site who still run IE6 as their browser."

      They didn't put Firefox 0.5 in there because visitors who get that pic aren't using Firefox 0.5.

  2. Well, to play devil’s advocate, its really unfair to put IE6 and IE7 but not consider that other browsers also had previous versions (ex FF0.5 must’ve been a pretty bad browser).

    Also, no Chrome?

    • Sampi, you need to compare apples with apples. Firfox have done a ton more in their 3 versions than IE ever could have. If you want to compare FF 0.5 and then compare it to IE 0.5, (if there ever was such a version and can you image how bad that what have been)

      • Firefox is based on Mozilla witch is based on Netscape, so IE 6 Should be compared to Mozilla 0.6 or 1 (IE6 was released inbetwean thows versions). The spooky thing here is that Netscape and IE are based on Mosaic, so FireFox 3.5 is actualy also related to IE6 in a 8xGrate grandfarther’s brotheres’s 4xGrate grandson kind of way.
        A quick test of Mozilla 0.9.4 gives this Acid3 18/100 (IE7 gets 14/100), acid2 looks close to IE7.
        So in conclusion “Fixfox” (Mozilla) was close to IE7 at IE6’s release.

    • Erm… “this humourous scene appears to visitors of the site who still run IE6 as their browser.”

      They didn’t put Firefox 0.5 in there because visitors who get that pic aren’t using Firefox 0.5.

  3. I hate IE6, IE7 and 8, terrible browsers that render CSS quite badly. I no longer build website with IE in mind, I tend to inform peoples about the bads of using that crapware.

      • As far as Geeks are Sexy goes, the total share of IE use, all version included, is at 26%. Only 2% still use IE6.

    • k dude, you ignore IE when building websites. and the majority of the world will see your site as a pile of ugly

      PS. couldnt agree more, IE pisses me off with it's sh*thouse rendition of CSS! among other things… haven't tested IE8 much but i'm very unhopeful

  4. I hate IE6, IE7 and 8, terrible browsers that render CSS quite badly. I no longer build website with IE in mind, I tend to inform peoples about the bads of using that crapware.

      • As far as Geeks are Sexy goes, the total share of IE use, all version included, is at 26%. Only 2% still use IE6.

    • k dude, you ignore IE when building websites. and the majority of the world will see your site as a pile of ugly

      PS. couldnt agree more, IE pisses me off with it’s sh*thouse rendition of CSS! among other things… haven’t tested IE8 much but i’m very unhopeful

  5. Comparing apples with apples huh? So you think it's okay to skip a couple of years and compare the first version of Firefox with the first version of IE? Huh huh. Different time, different market, different idealogies, different interests, different game.

    Should old browser users upgrade? Yes! And this is a way of informing them. I wouldn't play it like this, but if it fits your target audience, why not?

  6. Comparing apples with apples huh? So you think it’s okay to skip a couple of years and compare the first version of Firefox with the first version of IE? Huh huh. Different time, different market, different idealogies, different interests, different game.

    Should old browser users upgrade? Yes! And this is a way of informing them. I wouldn’t play it like this, but if it fits your target audience, why not?

  7. How is ie7 any better than 6? Someone remind me. I still can't use it without bypassing the administrative controls and installing Firefox (or, if I can't bypass administration, Chrome).

  8. How is ie7 any better than 6? Someone remind me. I still can’t use it without bypassing the administrative controls and installing Firefox (or, if I can’t bypass administration, Chrome).

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