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."

#71 Re:IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by Geoff

Saturday April 10th, 1999 9:10 AM

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I want to know if people hate MS and their software so much, why do they use it? You can't say you don't have a choice, because you do. Developers chose to make your pages IE compatable, but you don't have to. MS wouldn't get to be industry leaders without users, and the people who go around saying they don't like it and that netscape will kick their what ever, are still using both browsers which makes the whole browser war a bit silly. People talk about taking sides, but they still use the 'other' browser, why?. As for this egg thing, If you cant take a little joke like that, which was hidden anyway, you really need to get a grip because it happens all the time on and off the net, you just don't always know about it.