IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla
Wednesday March 24th, 1999
MacGyver sent us in this interesting news.
He writes, "Here's something I thought fellow Mozillers would find interesting...Apparently, there are several easter eggs in IE5. One of them pulls up an 'About' box with the title 'Internet Explorer 5.0 rocks'. What's more interesting is the animation in the box. It shows a gozilla-like dinasour coming out of an easter egg only to be crushed by a giant Microsoft IE5 logo. Nice commentary from the good folk in Redmond, I should say. Despite the rivalry between the two major browsers, I can't ever recall a Netscape easter egg with such a blatant attack against Microsoft. To view the easter egg yourself, follow these instructions:
1. Open up IE5
2. From the menu, select Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Languages (button)
3. Press 'Add'
4. Type: "ie-ee" (without the quotes) and click 'OK'
5. Move "User Defined [ie-ee]" to the TOP of the list
6. Exit back to where you can browse in IE5 again
7. Click on the Search icon (to pull up the side search menu)
8. Click the 'Customize' button in the side search menu.
9. Watch the anti-Mozilla animation being distributed to millions of desktops."
by Big T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday April 16th, 1999 2:19 PM
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I WAS a netscape fan for the longest, but being a developer and looking at the market, I do believe IE will eventually win out over Netscape. Microsoft's Intr/Internet technologies (IIS, MTS, MSMQ, MSS, SMS, WSH) are growing everyday, now I hear something about Netscape abandoning it's efforts in that arena, don't know how true it is though.
At any rate, it doesn't matter who has the best product, the true difference is in the "Marketing Team"!!!