1/3rd of China still uses IE6 while the worldwide number approaches single digits

IE6 Worldwide

The most recent statistics according the IE6 Countdown shows that the world as a whole is at 10.9% usage on IE6. The United States, Turkey, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Autstralia, New Zealand and the UK are at the top (bottom) of the list with under 3% of overall browsers running as IE6. Norway leads everyone at 0.4% and their neighbors in Finland are at 0.8%.

China, on the other hand, is still behind everyone else by far with 33.9% on IE6, followed by South Korea  at 22.3%.

Soon, the number worldwide will drop below the 10% mark, and eventually it will be gone. It won’t be missed.

Written by Rocco Penn

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June 13th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Should be interesting to see hwo that all turns out.


June 13th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Even though I have my own personal toolbox of well tested IE6 (and IE7) development workarounds, this is music to my ears…always. I could read a story every day about the downfall of IE6 (and 7), and get happy every time! Of course, I don’t have any users from China/South Korea, so I’m not too concerned about their fairly high IE6 usage.

June 13th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

the reason is obviously because the owners of the PC cafe’s don’t give a shit and don’t want to update their computers.  That’s why South Korea has 22% still using IE6 too.

James Smith
June 14th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

IE?  I didn’t know anyone was using any version of that security risk browser.  I don’t know why Microsoft doesn’t save themselves some cash and a lot of embarrassment by admitting it was a bad job from the start and other browsers are far better and always have been,

Even though I did have a training position at one time where I taught IE, I have never used it personally on ant Windows or Macintosh system I have ever had.   Other than that one corporate client, I have always steered customers, friends, and relatives to something else.

There are some good choices available today.  There is no reason to masochistically endure the digital distress of internet Explorer.

Adrian Robertson
June 15th, 2011 at 1:48 am

I find it interesting (and surprising) that South Korea has such a large user base for IE6, where they are more or less the most technically advanced country in the world. I have been to Seoul very much (other than airports) but I have been to other parts of the country and don’t really remember seeing much by way of Internet cafe’s … when you can typically get 100Gbps or higher sent to your home directly, why bother with a cafe?

Maybe it’s the free internet portals seen almost everywhere (in shopping centres, airports, etc) that might not get updated that account for this figure. There should must be a lot of web designers and developers coding for old technology

June 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Wow.  You are a smart one, huh?  If you read the percentage label on china, it states that 33.9% of China’s internet users use IE6 (which, if you are indeed smart enough to do math is approximately 1/3 of China’s internet user population.)  
In addition, you may notice that china’s portion of the 10.9% IE6 world usage pie chart appears to be approximately 1/2 of the chart.  If you’ve forgotten the basics of pie charts, you could also do more basic math…5.8% divided by the total, 10.9% is approximately 1/2.  Learn math asshat!  Idiot.

June 24th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I hope you’re proud…


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