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."

#112 Re:IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by DEllis <>

Tuesday April 20th, 1999 11:46 AM

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Hey Guys Face it. IE made a better browser in 4.0 and it looks good for 5.0 also. Maybe the egg was a bit much but the fact of the matter is Netscape dropped the ball in the world of DHTML and some of its JavaScript support, I found Buggz in several areas.

IE has it problems also but as an overall issue it is more powerful in alot of way.

I think that the Net heads needs to stop crying over a dead issue and start developing for what is better for the client experience.

So look for a solution that works well to bring Netscape up to standard.....a consistant standard. And quit the whinning.

BTW I develop for both and it adds alot of time to the development process thus more hours to the project...not a good thing for the customers.

Dan Ellis Internet-Intranet Support Group Bank Of America