Still not convinced that Microsoft is serious about getting Internet Explorer 6 users to upgrade? I’ve not seen too many companies that actually create a site dedicated to moving users off of their product but that’s what Microsoft is doing with the IE6 Countdown site.
It’s a great initiative that helps people better understand where the highest usage of IE6 is along with information to help users upgrade to a better, more modern version of Internet Explorer. The site also provides a code snippet that you can include in your site that will prompt IE6 users to upgrade.
From the looks of it, China and South Korea have the largest amount of IE6 users worldwide although the U.S. at 2.9% is still pretty high. We need to get this figure down to about 1% at which point the usage will be so small that we can focus on modern browsers.
Also, if you have friends who are corporate users and they feel stuck, be sure to tell them about the resources outlined here.