…but who cares? 🙂
Gregg Keizer at Computerworld reports that Google, following the well known problems with Chinese hackers and Internet Explorer security problems, has decided to drop compatibility with IE6 (full story at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9150138/Google_joins_the_kill_IE6_campaign?source=rss_news).
What makes me think are a couple of things:
a) first of all big G gurus and business case developers will have made their own counts, and I personally think is a wise choice. Most of the people (remember: non tech people are the majority of population. What is strange and hassling for us isn’t for them) are automatically updating their Windows installations and IE8 is gaining more and more space)
b) this is a move, due to many other things, but most of all trying to bring a step beyond the OS andbrowser wars. Google cannot stop supporting Micrososft products, but now that is near to have a full portfolio of products (ranging from office products, to OS and passing through a browser), can try to boycott Redmond’s product in different ways (through the browser in a browser, through non supporting applications,…)
This post as a comment also at http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9150138#comment-561727