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."

#94 Re: IE5 vs.the world

by WebDesEyen

Thursday April 15th, 1999 4:37 AM

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Yes! It has happened again! Another version with new possibilities and new options! Thank you!!! As an Internet developer I always had to build my pages and applications for basically 3 systems, but this was not really a problem, because at least they were more or less compatible, exept for Javascript stuff. (But why should there be a standard in a growing and developing language, that keeps changing every new release...) I have tested IE5 on a clean installed win98 Pc, and apart from the fact that it crashed all by itself 4 times in 2 hours, I must say it has some very new ideas of interpreting HTML, Java, Jscript, ect... Thank you!!! to MS for keeping my job a challenge! To all other people: Yes, indeed, Netscape Communicator is slower... But all the new features in IE5 were already included in Communicator 4.5 in some form or another. And if it isn't you can get a plug-in somewhere, so you can choose what your browser can and cannot do... Why do we have to put up with a system/program we have no saying over? Yes, it is true that MS made computers easy accessable for everybody. And they did a fairly good job at that... Work with it every day... The problem here is the consumer market. Everybody who buys a computer automatically gets windows. And since the consumers outnumber the people who make their money on computers by several billions, nothing will change... Too bad, but that's the way it is. Windows is easy to use and fairly stable as long as you don't do things other than using standard MS products... It is time for a revolution... BTW; did anyone know that if you convert Mr.Gates' name into binary code you get the number 666?