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Microsoft Sends Flowers to IE6 Funeral

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Condolences arrive from the IE team at Microsoft.

Yesterday a web design group held a funeral for Internet Explorer 6, the out of date browser that just won't die. A lot of people were entertained by the idea and it looks like even Microsoft got into the spirit of things; a bouquet of flowers was sent to the party and signed by the team at Microsoft.

Last night the IE6 funeral Twitter-feed displayed the message, "Thanks for the flowers, Microsoft!" Included was a link to a photo of a bunch of flowers and a card with impossibly messy handwriting. From what we can tell it says:

"Thanks for the good times, IE6. See you all @ MIX, where we'll show a little piece of IE heaven. Internet Explorer Team at Microsoft"

 The funeral wasn't without its share of naysayers, though. Also present were a group of protesters who set up camp outside with placards that read, "IE6 4LIFE! RETURN TO FAMILY VALUES!" and "FIREFOX = The DEVIL'S WORK! IE6 4EVR!!"

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    stryk55 , March 5, 2010 12:01 PM
    Protesters? Too much time on their hands maybe...

    Then again, that is a sweet shirt with the RSS logo!!!
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    rmericowens , March 5, 2010 12:26 PM
    >> Die IE die

    So say we all!
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    bunz_of_steel , March 5, 2010 12:15 PM
    Die IE die
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  • 23 Hide
    stryk55 , March 5, 2010 12:01 PM
    Protesters? Too much time on their hands maybe...

    Then again, that is a sweet shirt with the RSS logo!!!
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    zyrumtumtugger , March 5, 2010 12:12 PM
    I WANT THAT SHIRT.
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    bunz_of_steel , March 5, 2010 12:15 PM
    Die IE die
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    rmericowens , March 5, 2010 12:26 PM
    >> Die IE die

    So say we all!
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    toed , March 5, 2010 12:53 PM
    I guess I'm going to hell since I love the devil's work.
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    warmon6 , March 5, 2010 12:57 PM
    kill IE6 :evil: 

    stryk55Protesters? Too much time on their hands maybe...Then again, that is a sweet shirt with the RSS logo!!!


    Yep, or either that they dont like change. Although, how did they get IE6 if they dont like change. hmmm.....
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    nforce4max , March 5, 2010 1:07 PM
    Die, Die My Darling - Metallica Lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoolQUDWq-k
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    jhansonxi , March 5, 2010 1:37 PM
    Malware writers should start a collection for a monument somewhere.
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    babybeluga , March 5, 2010 2:12 PM
    Wow...seriously, who does this stuff...

    My roommate went to a Windows 7 unveiling party and I thought that was ridiculous. I don't even think there was free food. WTF is going on with people.
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    enzo matrix , March 5, 2010 2:35 PM
    rmericowens>> Die IE die So say we all!

    So say we all.
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    ravewulf , March 5, 2010 2:58 PM
    Somehow I think the "protesters" were there to mock certain other protesters that have similar signs (not related to IE).
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    o0RaidR0o , March 5, 2010 3:23 PM
    stryk55Protesters? Too much time on their hands maybe...Then again, that is a sweet shirt with the RSS logo!!!

    How do you think he new about the funeral :) 
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    lotri , March 5, 2010 3:51 PM
    Lol ew, people who like IE6.
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    victomofreality , March 5, 2010 3:55 PM
    Glad to see MS still has a sense of humor :D 
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    ecmjr , March 5, 2010 4:00 PM
    Cough... Losers... cough.... :) 
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    cnox , March 5, 2010 4:13 PM
    You can't spell DIE without IE.
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    Anonymous , March 5, 2010 5:45 PM
    Finish are the days when html looks different from other browser, days when i have to spend fixing for just IE6, may it soul rest in peace. Grim Reaper its your job now to take it to its final resting grounds - Home on the Odd one.
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    Anonymous , March 5, 2010 6:17 PM
    nice work mocking westboro baptist's hatemongering.
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    Anonymous , March 5, 2010 7:05 PM
    It was a joke. They dont really like IE..
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    Shadow703793 , March 5, 2010 9:18 PM
    overcastedIt was a joke. They dont really like IE..

    We know.
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