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Google pulls the plug on IE6

Google has announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 6 from March this year.

Security flaws in the browser have seen it implicated in the recent attacks on Google, now widely accepted to have originated from China.

Google announced on Friday that certain services, such as Google Docs, will cease to function properly as of March 1st 2010.

“The web has evolved in the last ten years, from simple text pages to rich, interactive applications including video and voice,” said Rajen Sheth, Google Apps Senior Product Manager in a recent blog post.

"Unfortunately, very old browsers cannot run many of these new features effectively," he said.

“We’re...going to begin phasing out our support [for IE6], starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products - as well as new Docs and Sites features - won’t work properly in older browsers.”

To read the full post, and to find links several upgrade options, click here.

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