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."

#91 Re: IE5 Easter Egg Takes Jab at Mozilla

by Brad Savage <>

Wednesday April 14th, 1999 5:07 PM

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Message to Dave from Australia: As to the little crack about games working on Linux, I ask you to tell me what is the best selling game played... Quake it would be. Guess where it was created? Linux. The fact is most people who use computers are idiots and don't want to learn why they do what they do. As to the EE, I think people need to give up on MS bashing. Sure their products crash much too often, but as to my experience so does NS Communicator. Now don't get me wrong, I don't own any MS products because I can't stand rebooting every day. If you have nothing better to do than bash someone else, go read an assembler book, use good your favorite debugger and change what's wrong. It's illegal you say? Oh damn. Then make your own company and create your own damn products.