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Replace IE6 with anything but IE 8


I can’t stand IE (Internet Explorer) 6. I’m in good company. Most people hate it. Even Microsoft can’t find a kind word to say for the 8+ year old Web browser. While I’ve liked IE8 at first as a possible replacement, as I’ve continued to use it, I’ve found it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

First, though, as for why you should dump IE6, it’s hopelessly outdated. Even though IE6 still has an amazing 20% of the market, it tends to be the most insecure of all the popular Web browsers and more and more companies like Google are planning on dropping support for it.

So why not IE8? Here’s why.

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