On the new website, IE6Countdown.com, which bears the slogan "Moving the world off Internet Explorer 6," Microsoft recommended users around the globe to upgrade to newer version of Internet Explorer that offers improved speed, tabbed browsing, better privacy settings etc.
"10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we are in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it"s time to say goodbye," Microsoft said in the website.
According to the statistics available on the website, 12 percent of the world web users are still using IE6. Among these, Chinese contributes 5.9 percent. Microsoft aims to decrease the usage of IE6 and encourages to upgrade to newer versions.
"The web has changed significantly over the past 10 years. The browser has evolved to adapt to new web technologies, and the latest versions of Internet Explorer help protect you from new attacks and threats. We recommend that Internet Explorer 6 users upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer for a safer browsing experience," Microsoft added.