Here’s some heavy-hitting proof of what I mentioned in my last post about how major sites are starting to end their support of Internet Explorer 8.

Google Apps has announced this month via their Google Apps blog that they’re discontinuing support of IE8 starting mid-November 2012. They, among many others, are doing this in order to provide more dedicated support for modern browsers such as the current versions of Internet Explorer (9, and soon 10), Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

In its post, Google says,

“After this date users accessing Google Apps services using Internet Explorer 8 will see a message recommending that they upgrade their browser.”

So if you’ve not already, please, for your own good, check out Chrome, Firefox, or Safari as an alternate browser. Also note, they mention IE8 in general, not just on Windows XP, so if you’re running Windows Vista or 7, upgrade to IE9 already!!