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."

#82 Re:IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by Thanks, but hold your whine <>

Monday April 12th, 1999 2:00 PM

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As a long time Windows developer and user, I would personally like to thank all the MS bashers for their constructive criticisms of MS.

Now, please stop using Windows and Windows applications, and do your own thing (java, linux, whatever). Put your money where your mouth is, and change the industry (world?)

In the mean time, the rest of us who have to build real solutions for companies who must pay real money will continue to use the most appropriate tools for the most appropriate platform.

Please don't continue the childish whining about the "evil empire", etc. You find it easiest to simply blame the giant rather than go out and slay it. It's become clear to a lot of people through these threads the "quality" of developer that backs NSCP...