Microsoft Donates Double for Upgrades From IE6

A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced the Browser for the Better program in association with Feeding America. The deal was that everytime someone downloaded Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft would donate the financial equivalent of eight meals to Feeding America’s network of 206 local food banks.

However, in the hopes of having more people upgrade from IE6, Microsoft says it will donate double for upgrades from IE6 to IE8. Microsoft representative Kate Blackmore also told us that the company would be continuing the campaign throughout September, which is Hunger Action Month.

Microsoft stipulates in its press release that it will donate $1.15 for each download, which in actuality doesn't seem like a lot, but given the current financial climate and the stress its putting on a lot of families in America, we're of the opinion that 'every little helps.'

Click through to browserforthebetter.com and download IE8 from there. Just as a side note, it doesn't say anywhere that you have to keep/use IE8 once the download is complete so you can still be charitable even if you're not too keen on using IE8 as your browser of choice.

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  • tektek
    MS... doing good... i'm sorry.. i cant 'digest' this concept.. whats MS going to feed them? food on demo/trial discs for WIN7?
  • Im going to download the equivalent of the cost for win 7, that way my purchase feeds people not ms lol
  • joebob2000
    So $1.15 is eight meals? They should start a "Upgrade to Vista and feed 1865 people" campaign where they give all the proceeds for Vista licenses to food banks. It's not like Microsoft would miss it! Hell, why not give the vista license to them, too!