eWeek: To bolster its efforts to encourage Internet Explorer 6 users to upgrade to newer versions of its browser, Microsoft has launched a new Web site called "The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown." "The Web has changed significantly over the past 10 years," says the site. "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."
The site adds, "Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer 6."
In the U.S. only 2.9 percent of people use Internet Explorer 6, but it is much more popular in Asian countries like China (34.5 percent), South Korea (24.8 percent) and Japan (10.3 percent).