Microsoft is today celebrating the further demise of Internet Explorer 6 as it officially falls below 1% market share in the United States for the first time. The US now joins other leading nations Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway where support for the defunct browser had already dropped below this milestone.
One year after Facebook officially renounced support for Internet Explorer 6, it seems that Internet Explorer 7 is destined to experience a similar fate as support for the ailing browser is lacking in Facebook's most important recent innovation - Timeline.
It has been billed as the safest, the fastest, the most beautiful and “a game changer”. But however Microsoft pitches Internet Explorer 9 it is obvious that it is entering a very different environment to its predecessors.