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Microsoft Delivers IE9 Cupcake to Mozilla

Written on June 23, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft sends out its love for Mozilla, as the IE team delivers a congratulatory cupcake for the Firefox 5 release.

Microsoft delivered a congratulatory cupcake for Mozilla, following the successful release of Firefox 5. However, this is not the first time that Microsoft sent Mozilla a tasty congratulatory treat.

Back in 2008, the Internet Explorer team sent a cake with the launch of Firefox 3. Then a smaller cake came last March when Mozilla unleashed Firefox 4. This time, Microsoft sent our their love for Mozilla with a cupcake, and a “Congratulations on shipping” note at the flap of the box.

So what’s the point of Microsoft sending sweets to Mozilla if they’re not laced with poison? It’s just a friendly competition. Although IE and Mozilla are competing Internet browsers, Microsoft is still the winner — since the latter allows Windows-based users to shop for online Microsoft products, watch videos with Microsoft ads, and even use Bing.

Basically, the cupcake is Microsoft’s way of reminding Mozilla that no matter how successful they are now, Internet Explorer is just lurking in the shadows. Ready to strike any moment.

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Firefox 5 Preview, Now Available

Written on March 31, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Just a couple of days after Mozilla unleashed its Firefox 4, the company is on its way to making the browser's fifth version.

FireZoomFox 5 is already in the works, and can be downloaded now as a preview. Although Firefox 5 is in development already, it was only posted recently on Mozilla’s FTP server in nightly build form.

The new browser has a version number 4.2a1pre, but it was confirmed to be the foundation of Mozilla Firefox 5. Other than that, there will also be a 4.0.x maintenance release for Firefox 4 with minor bug fixes.

According to the release plan, Firefox 5’s initial stable experimental release will be on April 13, while the fully functional browser will be available on June 29. However, the anticipated interface changes – like web application tabs – will not land until early May.

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