Google, the future of world’s web domination has announced that it will cease the support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0 and Safari 2.0. In addition to these browsers, Google will also take out Chrome 3.0 from the support of its online Docs and Apps. Google explained that the support for these browsers will cease in phases after which the user must have to upgrade the browser in order to use Google services. Although the users will be able to access the services initially but gradually some or all features will stop working.
The move came in the wake of recent hack attacks on Google, which Google proclaimed to have originated from China [for the record, China say its BS] through an exploit which gives control to the hacker through a bug in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6.0. Although Microsoft has patched up the browser leak in record time but the damage was done already and in order to control future threats, Google has decided to cease its support for older browsers.
Foresters Research reveals that over 70% of the world’s enterprises still use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, which was released in 2001. Microsoft commands 63% of market share in browsers and over 90% in operating systems.