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."

#73 Re:IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by Gene R. Davis <>

Sunday April 11th, 1999 7:30 AM

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Okay I just have one thing to say. I have read a bunch of whooey about this easter egg thing. I have to tell it the way I see it. Most of the Netscape users are as whiny as the Up execs at Netscape. They are out to take over the world (whine), We want our share too (whine), Let's sue (whine). Get real and get a life. If it wasn't for Bill, none of you people would in the computer field would be making any real money, Because there wouldn't really be a computer field. He made it affordable and a whole lot easier to use by putting these things on as many desks as he has. Think about that. By the way how many of you use Netscape on Windows95/98/NT. And I'm not afraid to sign this with my own name.