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Internet Explorer Sends Firefox A Cake

Via Valleywag, here’s the cake the Internet Explorer team sent the Mozilla Foundation, congratulating them for shipping Firefox 2:

Of course, you could read some snark into it: IE7 shipped the week before Firefox 2, and they took a lot of flack for years for not shipping a new IE. Still, nice to see some mostly good-natured gestures, as opposed to, you know, antitrust lawsuits.

Image by Fred from the MoFo, who said, “No, it was not poisoned”.

October 24th, 2006 Posted by | General | 8 comments

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  1. Though IE is my preferred browser, I’m still suspicious of this.

    It may not be poisoned, but think of all the disgusting things that could’ve been done with it. *shudder*

    And to plagiarize from Slashdot, I do wonder whether the ingredients were listed! ;-)

    Comment by Tim | October 26, 2006

  2. I’d look for viruses instead of poison.

    Comment by Korinthian | November 3, 2006

  3. Well done Microsoft, you got IE released first, but Firefox will always be miles better :P
    If both Internet Explorer AND Firefox were shipped with windows as standard, no-one would ever go near Internet Explorer again!

    Comment by Fanime | November 3, 2006

  4. Just a gesture so the IE team might have jobs when IE goes under.

    Comment by Fephisto | November 4, 2006

  5. theyre trying to suck up to mozzila.

    Comment by tom | November 5, 2006

  6. Omg, Microsoft are tying to copy MyG0t Clan!

    You know, bake a cake to become a member lol.

    Comment by Tommy | November 6, 2006

  7. The dark icing that’s along the outside-top of the cake — looks like it’s dots and dashes.

    Perhaps a Morse code message from MS to Mozilla?

    Comment by Fred | November 23, 2006

  8. Actually, if both IE and Firefox shipped w/ windows standard, all sorts of viruses and badware would be written for Firefox, and everyone would switch over to Opera.

    But man, I heard it was some sort of Rum cake! Omg, rum cake is my favorite! Of course, this cake is a very good marketing strategy. It makes IE look good (Good Publicity and a tasty rum cake!), and it’s being posted all over the place. I’ve gotten to pages about this cake a bunch of times from StumbleUpon!

    Comment by jkillah1 | July 12, 2007

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