Internet Explorer 7.0 Will Be Based on Mozilla

Tuesday April 1st, 2003

Gandalf writes: "Today is The Day. After less than one year from the Mozilla 1.0 release, Microsoft agreed that Mozilla has more power inside than any other browser. They decided to base next release of IE on Gecko."

#1 Hmm

by thelem

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 10:23 AM

Aren't april fools jokes meant to be a bit less obvious than this?

Having thought about it, to the average C-Net reader it probably isn't that obvious.

#12 Re: Hmm

by shmapty

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 2:46 PM

did you say "C-Net"?

#2 Wow!

by DJGM2002

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 10:24 AM

I just saw a flying pig!

#3 so much for high standards of journalism

by bulbul

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 10:30 AM

Someone got the headline wrong. After heavy discussion on the drivers mailing list, it was decided last week that Mozilla 1.5 will be based on IE.

#4 not from

by koan

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 10:33 AM

<i>Having thought about it, to the average C-Net reader it probably isn't that obvious.</i>

The page isnt hosted on but on

#6 yes, not

by buckminster

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 11:59 AM

go to and you will be forwarded to

#16 doh!

by thelem

Wednesday April 2nd, 2003 5:19 AM

I should have noticed that ;)

#5 Mozilla replaces Gecko with KHTML

by pbreit

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 10:41 AM

No joke.

#7 And Apple has announced something too.

by admiraljusti

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 12:11 PM

The next version of apple's os's will be OSXXX, coming with large amounts of pre-loaded porn. Insider info also states that part of the OSXXX code will be large chunks of Windows ME code.

#15 Re: And Apple has announced something too.

by roman

Wednesday April 2nd, 2003 12:16 AM

That would sure be a good reason to switch to Apple. LOL

#8 Shouldn't this have been a story on

by thegrommit

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 1:26 PM


#9 Bug number

by jesse

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 1:28 PM

It's a bug that pages can spoof URLs so effectively - see for a simple fix.

Btw, Fuckedcompany has been using a similar spoof in its April Fool's stories for years.

#10 what?

by mss

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 2:03 PM

This news is unacceptable. I wish it is april fool joke. M$ canNOT finger Mozilla! PLEASE LEAVE MOZILLA ALONE.


by marcoos

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 2:11 PM

But this has been already posted to MozillaZine in February. :)

#13 Is this for real??

by zookqvalem

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 9:28 PM

Is this for real??? Not a joke???

#14 you had me going...

by nilson

Tuesday April 1st, 2003 9:37 PM

I am probably the biggest fool here... For about ten minutes I was very happy that MS had decided to go this way, but I became suspicious when the "" ;) article said they were doing away with frontpage and outlook; no way MS would do that. And then I saw the URL... Oh well.

#17 In the spirit of April Fool's

by DeepFreeze3

Wednesday April 2nd, 2003 2:19 PM

A monopolist deciding to go with their competitor's browsing engine? Hardy, Har, Har ...

PS: I wonder who dreamed that up?