So, it turns out that 2014 is too long to wait after all.
Microsoft has added a website monitoring and actually encouraging dropping Internet Explorer 6 usage down to less than 1 percent worldwide, and has even provided a recommended banner and link for developers to add to their pages for those who use IE6. Here’s the code for those who might be interested…
Also for those interested, you can find the website here. It is relatively simple, but informative for those who still use IE6, and even provides information for corporate users and migration information.
Granted, it’s not exactly an explicit end of life announcement, but I’ll take whatever I can get from them at this point. Let’s face it…IE6 will be celebrating it’s tenth anniversary this year. It’s time for it to go.