Monday, September 07, 2009

When will IE6 die?

IE6 usage

Just like everybody else who has to do any kind of web development, I’m quite keen to see the back of IE6 so I thought I’d make an estimate of when IE6 would die. I took the Google Analytics data from the Random Pub Finder and pulled out the monthly percentage of IE users who were using IE6, which produced the graph to the left. It looked pretty linear, except for the initial drop off after IE7 was released, so I added a linear trend line. And voila, IE6 will die at the beginning of 2011. Well, one can live in hope…

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