My excitement over Chrome was tempered some what from this blog post from Hank Williams noting that pretty much whatever market share a browser like Chrome gets, we still have the situation where IE6 has a 25 per cent market share.
IE6 is quite frankly the bane of my existence. Most of the issues we have with users having problems with their platform comes about because the user is on IE6 and we spend an annoying amount of time having to write workarounds to deal with this 2001 browser.
Most users who don’t want to move are worried they’ll use their bookmarks, passwords, etc and I’d really like to see Microsoft try and educate its users that they can safely upgrade to the far superior IE7+. The IE browser quite frankly gets an unfair reputation because so many people still see see it through the version six iteration.
We’re now talking about a browser that has been superceded twice in the fastest moving IT realm ever.
Williams said he doesn’t expect Chrome to have any impact until 2010. God, I hope not.
If your still using IE6 please upgrade. It’s painless and your web browsing will be faster and safer.