IE6 addiction throws monkey wrench into Windows 7 migration

Enterprises addicted to Microsoft’s nine-year-old Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser are having a tough time migrating to Windows 7, an analyst said today.

And although Microsoft has made it clear it wants IE6 dead and buried, the company needs to help solve a problem it created when it released the non-standard browser, then pressed businesses to develop IE6-specific applications, said Michael Silver of Gartner.

Microsoft would rather put the non-standard browser technology behind it, Silver said in a recently published research report.

Easy for Microsoft to say; it doesn’t have to deal with the IE6 fallout — via

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