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."

#118 Re:IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by Why am I still reading this? <>

Monday April 26th, 1999 2:33 AM

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You actually think the ee reflects Microsoft's fear of Mo? You know why the ee exists? The same reason Simba spells "SEX" with dust. The same reason someone drew a dildo on the cover of "The Little Mermaid!" Because 8-16 ours a day in front of a computer screen gets BORING! (Maybe a Disney box was the wrong place to get kinky, tho.) =)

As far as download size, I doubt if the code was any larger than 200k.