Whenever I see ie6 installed on a computer I'm repairing or working on, I always make sure to upgrade the browser to ie8 even if another browser such as Firefox is installed. Just in case its used by secondary users. It's almost been eight and a half years since ie6 was released, many websites have already begun shutting down support for IE6, Google are in the process of abandoning "older browser" support. The first was with Google Docs and Google Sites on March 1st, YouTube is next on the 13th of this month and Gmail and Calendar will follow suit by the end of the year.


What does "dropping support" for internet explorer 6 mean?

It doesn't mean you won't be able to view YouTube for example, with ie6, it means that any new layout/presentation changes to the website(s) probably won't look right in the browser and new features may not work. My computer support website will remain ie6 friendly for the foreseeable future.