The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown Hopes to Rid World of the Old Browser

By: Chalaine Mantha - Published: Mar 30, 2011 • References: ie6countdown and unplggd
The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown is a website by Microsoft that counts down the days until Internet Explorer 6 is no longer used by anyone in the world. It seems odd that a business would be shunning its own product, but in the process Microsoft is telling consumers that they need to upgrade to Microsoft's newest browser.

The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website reports that 12 percent of the world is still using Internet Explorer 6. It doesn't seem like very much but China and Korea have the highest percents with 34.5 and 24.8 percent, respectively. The website features a map of the world that shows the current percentages and updates. Microsoft's goal is to drop the use of Internet Explorer 6 to less than 1 percent as soon as possible.