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IE6 death is closer than ever. The popular video sharing website, YouTube will cease to give support to the infamous browser. When a user visits YouTube using IE6, it displayes a message to update the browser to IE8 or use a much better one such as Google Chrome or Firefox 3.5. Here is the message:

youtube internet explorer 6

This is a very important step in getting rid of Internet Explorer 6 because YouTube is visited by virtually all the world (or almost all of it anyway) and despite this being just a suggestion, "YouTube will soon cease support for IE6".

YouTube so far hasn’t officially communicated about the desire to drop support for IE6, but it’s conceivable that like Digg it would rather have its developers spend time optimizing the service for newer, better browsers than wasting man hours on the oft-despised Microsoft browser.