To make the lives of web developers, and bug testers like me easier. Really, all web apps I bug test is a total mess on IE, whatever version it is. But web apps should/must work on IE because most of the people/users/consumers are on IE, especially people working for big corporate companies who bought stuff by the bulk.
Yes, no way microsoft is going away. As long as microsoft is here, so IE continues to reign. I’m not gonna wish for microsoft to go away though. Despite of, they’re not really bad. =)
Via @billwscott: RT @drewvigal Good riddance | Microsoft sends flowers to Internet Explorer 6 funeral – http://bit.ly/d8cetL