New Rising Media: "After a decade, usage of decade-old IE6 in the US has dropped below 1%. This is now what Microsoft wants: they really does want it to die, making cakes, t-shirts and mugs to celebrate it's final steps towards the grave.
The Redmond-based company made a website in March 2011 to countdown the last few percent of usage, called (rather appropriately) IE6 Countdown. Since then, usage has dropped to 7.7%, down 12% since the launch of the countdown. One statistic that isn't particularly clear though: is this to upgrade to the likes of IE8 or 9, or is a jump of ship to competitors' browsers?"