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#1 markh14

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:57 AM

I recently read a blog post saying Facebook is going to be dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 on September 15th 2010 for Facebook Chat. This is a very bad decision because many people still use IE6, especially those people with slow computers who live in poor countries because some people still only have 128MB of RAM so Internet explorer 6 is the only browser that runs fast so if people had to upgrade to ie7 or ie8 their computer will become un-responsive and Windows 98 and Windows Me only run Internet Explorer 6.
So my suggestion is that if a user is using Internet Explorer 6 after September 15th just present them with the old version of facebook Chat and if users are using IE7 or IE8 then present them with the new version of facebook Chat.

So if anyone would be kind enough to pass this message onto the facebook team by copying and pasting this(you need to be logged into facebook) and sending it to >

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=ui_chat

Post here once you sent the email.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:34 AM

You should use K-Meleon which is a lightweight internet browser using firefox engine. Here is the download link: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:13 PM

Frankly, IE6 needs to die. If more popular websites start deprecating it then maybe people will finally get rid of it. Everyone from web designers to US-CERT to Microsoft agree that using IE6 is a Bad Thing to do.

Like killerx525 suggested: if IE6 is the only version of IE that will run on your machine, then pick a different browser. Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc. K-Meleon would probably run the fastest, but it's a little spartan in my opinion.


Another option, especially for people still using Windows 98/ME is to ditch Windows altogether and pick up a lightweight Linux distro. There are many modern, full fledged Linux distros that with run very happily in such ancient machines.

Edited by Andrew, 09 October 2010 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

Frankly, IE6 <i>needs </i>to die. If more popular websites start deprecating it then maybe people will finally get rid of it. Everyone from <a href="http://mashable.com/2009/07/16/ie6-must-die/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">web designers</a> to <a href="http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878#alt_browser" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">US-CERT</a> to <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/16/microsoft_rotten_milk_ie6_upgrade/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Microsoft</a> agree that using IE6 is a Bad Thing to do.

Like killerx525 suggested: if IE6 is the only version of IE that will run on your machine, then pick a different browser. Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc. K-Meleon would probably run the fastest, but it's a little spartan in my opinion.


Another option, especially for people still using Windows 98/ME is to ditch Windows altogether and pick up a lightweight Linux distro. There are many modern, full fledged Linux distros that with run very happily in such ancient machines.



Yes, but unfortunately not everyone has the money to invest in a newer model computer.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

You don't need a new computer to switch to another browser or to switch operating systems.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:03 PM

Frankly, IE6 <i>needs </i>to die.


Agreed...

Nuff said.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:55 PM

I disagree. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:08 PM

IE6 is the thorn in the side of any Web Developer on the Internet way to much work has to be put into making sure websites are compatible with IE6 and its crapy rendering of HTML. So yes it does need to die.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

goose90proof to B. Gates--- Cast it into the recycling bin!

//B. Gates looks fondly at IE6.

goose90proof to B. Gates--- Destroy it!!!

B. Gates to goose90proof--- No...

//B. Gates turns and walks away.

goose90proof to B. Gates--- William!!!
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:23 PM

goose90proof to B. Gates--- Cast it into the recycling bin!

//B. Gates looks fondly at IE6.

goose90proof to B. Gates--- Destroy it!!!

B. Gates to goose90proof--- No...

//B. Gates turns and walks away.

goose90proof to B. Gates--- William!!!



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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:59 AM

ROFL!!! It's da truff
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:23 AM

IE6 is crap. I use it for MS Update only.

Download Kernel EX (it's free), install Firefox 3, and you are good to go. Firefox 3 WILL run on Win98, is more advanced than IE6 and it will be relevant a whole while longer than 10-year-old IE6.

Like killerx525 suggested: if IE6 is the only version of IE that will run on your machine, then pick a different browser. Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc. K-Meleon would probably run the fastest, but it's a little spartan in my opinion.


Chrome won't work under Win98, but with tweaking you may get it to work.

Edited by sdfox 7, 06 March 2011 - 11:24 AM.

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