Google has joined a growing list of other companies & has just announced that it will cease support for Microsoft's trouble-plagued & ancient web-browser, Internet Explorer 6, (and other old browsers), from 1st March 2010.

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What will this mean for people still using IE6 and other old browsers? Well, for one thing, from March 1 you may begin noticing that certain functions which depend on Google Sites or services (such as Google Docs ) won't work properly anymore.

Google stated on it's Official Google Enterprise Blog, article "Modern Browsers For Modern Applications" (Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM):

"Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products -- as well as new Docs and Sites features -- won’t work properly in older browsers.

2010 is going to be a great year for Google Apps and we want to ensure that everyone can make the most of what we are developing. Please take the time to switch your organization to the most up-to-date browsers available."

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Anyone still using old web browsers should take this news as reason to upgrade their browsers (.... that's if security vulnerability reasons weren't already enough...).

You can find links of where to go for IE upgrades in our previous article, "Microsoft Issues Patch For IE Vulnerability"