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Why are so many people still using IE6? Simply because the sites they go to work and there is no reason for them to upgrade.

For the average person, they look for the IE symbol. That’s their gateway to the Internet. They have absolutely no idea that their browser is out of date, nor do they care.

Most people only change their browser when they change their operating system. Which is when they buy a new machine. That’s probably every 4-5 years. By 2012 IE6 will be where IE5 is right now. Which won’t be any good for developers if the Mayan calendar has been interpreted correctly, lol :(

If we want to get people off IE 6 surely prompting them to upgrade in some way is the way to make this transition happen sooner rather than later.