Christopher Vaughan mentioned in IEBlog that Microsoft will not terminate the support of IE6 to encourage customers to upgrade to IE7.

Please note that this is no surprise at all. Per Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle Policies, as a mandatory component, IE has the same length of lifecycle as the OS. For example, if a customer is running IE6 SP1 on Windows XP SP1, then its support will end on October. However, if the customer is using Windows XP SP2, then its support will terminate along with Windows XP SP2.

 

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Author: Cherry Qian