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Internet Explorer 6 is Dead in the US Says Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft has reported that its decade old Internet Explorer 6 web browser is official dead in the United States.

According to the company, less than 1 percent computers in the United States are running the web browser, trumpeting the death of IE6. The US joins Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway to have a low IE6 usage.

Microsoft, in a blog post, cited new data released by Net Applications, to declare its IE6 Countdown campaign, which was started last March to wean people away from IE6, a success.

"We couldn't have done this without the help of the community and our IE6 Countdown partners - thank you to everyone for your support," wrote Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing at Microsoft.

"Since we launched IE6 Countdown, we've had over 2.75 million visitors and 5.6 million page views of the site - it's clear people are using the content and taking the action to heart!," he added.

Microsoft also revealed that the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal and the Philippines are also on the verge of achieving less than 1 percent IE6 usage.