"It's ironic that Microsoft would oppose methods that would help organizations accelerate the move to Windows 7," said Silver in his research note. "Microsoft must do more to help organizations with their IE6 problems that Microsoft helped cause."
If Microsoft doesn't want customers virtualizing IE6, then it should help out in other ways, perhaps by heavily discounting or even giving away Windows Server 2003 and associated client licenses so that companies can access IE6 -- and only the browser -- through April 2014 using Terminal Server.
"Organizations need to resolve IE problems and begin their migrations to Windows 7 as soon as possible," said Silver "And Microsoft needs to do more to help."
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