Microsoft Tracks Demise of Its Own Browser

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Software mega-developer Microsoft wants Internet Explorer 6 to go away sooner than later.

In a rare move, Microsoft launched a website yesterday to track the browser's demise.

"It's time to say goodbye," wrote the company.

As part of its countdown, the website provides a detailed map of where the browser is still being used the most but therein lies a problem. More than a third of users in China are still using Explorer 6. Further complicating matters is the claim that nine in 10 copies of Windows in China are pirated.