Tom wrote:Then I suppose I'm speaking more about the Windows XP crowd, which do not have updates forced upon them (at least not to my knowledge) and thus may be prone to use the default IE6. Is there anything Microsoft can do to address this issue?
Other than sending people door to door and forcing people to turn on Windows Update on XP, upgrade to 7, or buy a new computer, unfortunately no.
EDIT: In the US, IE6 usage is sitting at under 2%. Asia, specifically China at 30%, is skewing the world statistics by a lot, up to around 9%. That leaves very few people, outside of corporations, using IE6 in the world.
And they're trying for sure, as evidenced by sites such as this
. The issue at this point is that Microsoft annouced the end of extended support for XP almost a decade ago (Set for Q3 2014). Because of their loyalty to their business customers, they have to stick to this date. After that point, really won't be used in corporations at all.