Internet Explorer 6 lives until 2014

By | August 19, 2009

I know this is old news, but I felt like I needed to post this information. It seems that Microsoft has extended support for Internet Explorer 6 until 8th April 2014, despite campaigns to kill off IE6. If you have a look on IE Blog it states that the upgrades to newer versions are the responsibilities of the end user or the company.

The engineering point of view on IE6 starts as an operating systems supplier. Dropping support for IE6 is not an option because we committed to supporting the IE included with Windows for the lifespan of the product. We keep our commitments. Many people expect what they originally got with their operating system to keep working whatever release cadence particular subsystems have.

Microsoft has extended their support for Windows XP until 2014 and Internet Explorer 6 was supplied with Windows XP, so there will still be updates for another 5 years.