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From Redmond With Love

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the that-shows-class-and-esprit-de-corps dept.

Firefox 140

theweatherelectric writes "Continuing the tradition, the Internet Explorer team has congratulated Mozilla on shipping Firefox 4. Given the proposed accelerated release reschedule for Firefox, Mozillians may need to watch their diet in future."

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Nobody is completely bad (3, Insightful)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580436)

Once again, the IE folk have proven they are the coolest group in Redmond!

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580460)

Nah.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (4, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580488)

Of course, that's kinda like being the least slutty girl at the Home for Wayward Girls...

Re:Nobody is completely bad (3, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580494)

Once again, the IE folk have proven they are the coolest group in Redmond!

Um, nope ... the cake is a lie.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

Nikker (749551) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580626)

Tfhe cake is always a lie.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580776)

The cake is a pie

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581288)

The cake is a pie

That was _last_ Monday.....

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

marcello_dl (667940) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581334)

the cake is a pi * square of radius * height
height must not include candles.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

danomac (1032160) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581724)

Nah, they just forgot to mention you can't cut it without a Microsoft knife, or eat it without Microsoft spoons... ;)

Re:Nobody is completely bad (3, Funny)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581842)

...and it will probably not arrive on time, will not be of the flavor you expected, and it might kill you.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

HermMunster (972336) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581894)

Knowing Ballmer it's probably the cake left over from their IE9 launch party.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35582068)

Yeah, that guy is obviously the dumbest self made billionaire.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581844)

Na, it's more like the Microsoft IE team is a Mardi Gras cake. It's festive and fun...till someone chokes on the baby Jesus.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

ThunderBird89 (1293256) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580506)

Although not Redmond-based, but have you seen the Opera devs, testing whether Opera is faster than a potato? :D
Or Google doing the same thing, and testing Chrome against many others (Tesla coil discharge, soundwaves, etc).

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580544)

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a basket of fries hurtling down the freeway at 70 mph.

Ah, the good ol' days! (2)

AsmCoder8088 (745645) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580568)

Nothing like a bit of friendly competition [snafu.de] , heh..

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580602)

Depends on what you mean by cool; IMO the Visual Studio teams have historically been way more interesting. Theirs used to be the only Microsoft blog I would read.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581298)

even if you don't develop for Windows and even if you hate C#, if you are honest, you will admit that Visual studio is a first class dev environment. Very flexible, and very helpful. It stays out of your way and lets you code, unlike Eclipse. For years when I was doing classic ASP development, I used a plain text editor and refused to use VS, even though most of the other developers used it. Then I walked away from the MS world for 4 years and when I finally got back and dove into ASP.net I found I had to use VS just to have a good debugging environment. I now wish I could have back the time I wasted with UltraEdit when I was doing classic ASP stuff. VS is nice.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582156)

It's nice most of the time, but there are WTF moments sometimes. I'm working on a WP7 app (don't ask...), and the XAML preview is totally busted. Something in my layout is killing that part of VS, but it works on the phone and the emulator just fine. The syntax highlighting for that part of the app is totally destroyed too.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

jelizondo (183861) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582318)

Oh Lord!

Forget WP7, I just closed VS 2010 after four and a half hours of fighting with it; simple run-of-the-mill WinForms app, for some reason one table out of dozen in the dataset will not give me a list of parameters of GetData on the auto-complete.

Clearly, something is wrong but I can't figure out what. Finally I decided I would have to re-do some work and unzipped a back-up from last week, same thing.

If I figure what it is I might get a Nobel Prize on Occult Sciences!

Yes, VS 2010 is nicer and much better that its previous incarnations but somehow still one gets erratic behavior and no clue as to what is causing it.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580998)

Reminds me of the [legendary] fraternity prank, where donuts arrive at the sorority house one morning followed later that day by a photo of the donuts impaled on the brotherhood's manhood.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

markdavis (642305) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581680)

>"Once again, the IE folk have proven they are the coolest group in Redmond!"

I think the cake is more of an insult (as if Mozilla needs congratulations by the all powerful Microsoft). But yes, the IE Folk CAN produce a cross-platform food, just not a cross-platform browser ;) And their current browser doesn't even run on XP- some 40% of the MS-Windows installs! Maybe if they ever do that, Mozilla can send THEM a cake...

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581866)

NOTHING...and I mean nothing...beats Apple's "congratulations" advert for Microsoft:
C:\ONGRTLNS.W95

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

HermMunster (972336) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581910)

I'm sorry, but the number of users of XP is far more than 40%. 70% as a figure comes to mind.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

markdavis (642305) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582020)

I was just basing in on a statistic from a few Googled searches for March 2011. It is entirely possible it is was wrong.

Either way, it is a huge number for them to ignore. Meanwhile, thankfully, the three other major, most important browsers *ARE* multiplatform:

Firefox
Opera
Chrome

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

RobertM1968 (951074) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581692)

Once again, the IE folk have proven they are the coolest group in Redmond!

Then again, perhaps if they stop making cakes for the Mozilla Team, they can concentrate on making standards compliant browsers... you know, the thing they promise and fail to deliver with each release? And no... IE9 is not yet standards compliant - better, yes - but as good as Chrome or FF (in that department)? No. They still can't get simple things correct like div placement - BIG improvement over IE6 which would place things arbitrarily off screen or on the wrong side of the coordinate axis or who the heck knows where... but things are still a few pixels off. Yeah, "No big deal" perhaps. But it's simple math that people learn in 3rd grade. "50+2=55?" C'mon.

And there are still some CSS font styling/sizing problems - oddly, ones that even occur with using fonts in the MS Web Kit and that come with Windows.

But, they are getting closer... perhaps they should be sending all the web developers out there cakes for all the extra work we've always had to do to make websites work on their browsers?

Re:Nobody is completely bad (1)

wmac (1107843) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582060)

For your information , they don't make cakes themselves. And by the way IE9 is not less standard compliant than FF4.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (2)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582082)

"And no... IE9 is not yet standards compliant - better, yes - but as good as Chrome or FF (in that department)? No. "

IE9 is as good as Chrome or FF for all practical purposes in regards to standards compliance. It passes ACID3 with the same score as FF4, for example.

Cool, but where are the standards? (3, Funny)

dmomo (256005) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581790)

Sure that cake looks great with IE, but slap any other browser on it, and the "C" in "Congratulations" will be smack dab in the middle of the cake with all of the other text oozing of the right onto the table.

Re:Nobody is completely bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35582286)

Does the firefox crew send a cake when ie makes a release?

In before dumb comments about the cake being a lie (-1, Redundant)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580464)

n/t

Re:In before dumb comments about the cake being a (-1, Redundant)

Schemat1c (464768) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580704)

n/t

Go away and take your dropbox spam with you.

Re:In before dumb comments about the cake being a (-1, Troll)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580784)

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2047408&cid=35563548 [slashdot.org]

2. Disable sigs if it bothers you so much, or learn to make a greasemonkey script that filters text you don't like out. http://userscripts.org/scripts/review/56790 [userscripts.org] [userscripts.org] Here's an old one I whipped up a while ago for something else. You'd have to fiddle with it a little by removing all of my stupid filters, removing a tag from bad tags, and other random crap I am too lazy to actually do.

You mad?

Re:In before dumb comments about the cake being a (0)

Microlith (54737) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580894)

You mad?

Some real quality 4chan level commentary there.

Re:In before dumb comments about the cake being a (-1, Offtopic)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580942)

I know. I'm just purposefully calling him out because it's the same person who's been hounding me about it. Hint: I know it's the same person because it's been over a year since I had that sig and he's the only person to complain about it.

Re:In before dumb comments about the cake being a (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581278)

If this post ends in doubles, your a fag.

Check 'em!

Re:In before dumb comments about the cake being a (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581284)

In before dumb comments about "in before"... oh wait.

But in all seriousness, please don't clutter Slashdot with such drivel.

Rivalry (5, Interesting)

xMrFishx (1956084) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580472)

That's the sort of rivalry I like. Competition between engineers tends to be good humored banter. Competition between marketeers seems to be cut throat warmongering. Shame really. It should go back to the days of jolly good what what old sport, I say good game with a touch of the old one two.

Re:Rivalry (3, Insightful)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580730)

Competition between engineers tends to be good humored banter.

Management hates this sort of thing.

Engineering used to be a career where you could make a good living and have a little dignity. More and more it seems, the people at the top would rather it not be that way. They don't like the notion of a sector of the work force that thinks it's almost as good as the guys who provide the capital. That's why most engineers' working conditions are worse today than they were ten years ago, and their purchasing power has declined. Ask someone who's looked for an engineering job recently. A lot of the fun and a surprising amount of the reward have gone out of it.

No matter how well trained, no matter how important you are, how vital your job, you are still just a worker, and as such, you cannot be allowed to get above your station. This is how ownership thinks.

Re:Rivalry (2)

ShakaUVM (157947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580902)

>>Management hates this sort of thing.

Yeah, because I'm sure the IE dev team sent the cake behind management's back. Err... again.

Those tricksy engineers! Got to keep them in their place.

Believe it or not, Microsoft treating their engineers like shit is a good way to get them to go work for Google. So they don't.

Re:Rivalry (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581254)

Their engineers may be treated relatively well, but I bet they don't earn nearly as much as the managers do. They most probably have less secondary benefits as well.

Re:Rivalry (2)

ShakaUVM (157947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581518)

>>Their engineers may be treated relatively well, but I bet they don't earn nearly as much as the managers do. They most probably have less secondary benefits as well.

From what I understand from my friends working for the evil empire, you have a RPG-esque "level" when you work at Microsoft. Collect enough "XP" among each of your rated categories, and you level up. Gain a pay raise, and later on, a promotion. You can either stay as a senior developer (or higher level titled developers) or branch into management at some point. From what I understand, in a general sense, your level controls your salary, but past a certain point it may be easier to level up as a manager instead of a developer.

Re:Rivalry (0)

RoFLKOPTr (1294290) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581822)

Their engineers may be treated relatively well, but I bet they don't earn nearly as much as the managers do. They most probably have less secondary benefits as well.

Wow, ya think so? So you're saying that the people above the engineers actually make more money and benefits than the people they're above? Get outta here *gay hand wave, cheesy smile*.

Re:Rivalry (3, Insightful)

10101001 10101001 (732688) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581998)

Wow, ya think so? So you're saying that the people above the engineers actually make more money and benefits than the people they're above? Get outta here *gay hand wave, cheesy smile*.

Just like the NBA, the NFL, etc. Oh, wait.. Yea, it'd almost seem like in some industries it's recognized that just because you're above someone else doesn't inherently mean you should be paid more. It's almost like, oh, experience, importance, and replace-ability also factor into it. For white collar workers, there's plenty of superstars which are pretty irreplaceable with plenty of experience and importance to the future of a department or a whole company. In the mean time, a newly hired manager might very well be rather replaceable even if he's above those superstars.

In short, why should it be presumed that a manager who is paid reasonable well and has the chance to be promoted in the future as he/she builds experience, importance, and proves his/her irreplaceableness should be paid more than his subordinates? Maybe it makes sense in blue collar work (although even there, I'd tend to disagree at times because in some industries the product sold has plenty of profit and the managers are as much or even more replaceable than a trained blue collar worker), but I can't see how one can presume it in white collar work, especially when the boss and subordinate are in different job classifications. Now, if it were one engineer and a subordinate engineer or one manager and a subordinate manager, I can see more room to presume. But, it's still always down to a case-by-case basis.

Re:Rivalry (1)

tcr (39109) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581736)

Let's hope Legal didn't get in on it too, since Firefox supports tabbed browsing and MS are patent trolling.

Did they check inside the cake for a sinister envelope?

Re:Rivalry (1)

indiechild (541156) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582086)

Agree with what you say. Slashdot must be full of marketers!

On to something (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580484)

Ah, so the primary reason for Firefox moving to shorter releases is to get more cakes out of Redmond.

Nice try, Firefox.

1 Matthew Holloway on March 22nd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I think Matthew Holloway (not me, BTW) may be on to something there.

Re:On to something (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581740)

Here's another good one: "Considering the way they drove Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox into near oblivion with devious practices, this seems a lot like sending a valentine’s day card to your rape victim, every year."

3 no on March 22nd, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Re:On to something (0)

RoFLKOPTr (1294290) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581826)

"Considering the way they drove Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox into near oblivion with devious practices, this seems a lot like sending a valentine’s day card to your rape victim, every year."

That's what I do and she doesn't seem to mind. I'd say it's common courtesy.

Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (1)

ronocdh (906309) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580486)

Not only should we congratulate the IE team on this fantastic and wholly good-natured tradition, but the Firefox guys never fail to exhibit a genuinely grateful yet professional tone. Any developer working on IE must recognize the huge shot to the arm that Firefox gave the browser market, and given IE's great strides lately, the gap in usability and security is finally getting narrower between the two browsers. I'd imagine that working on IE would involve a lot of friendly competition, and I'm happy to see that in an industry that's typically rife with cutthroat politics.

Now, when will the Firefox team start sending cakes to the Chrome developers? ;)

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580516)

IE9 is might be shaping up better than FF. There, that's the elephant in the room. Honestly, would this be bad for Windows users? For my single Windows machine (gaming), I'll actually enjoy using it if it turns out like it very well might (i.e. awesome).

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580574)

IE9 is might be shaping up better than FF. There, that's the elephant in the room.

If only he could realize there's no way an elephant could possibly fit in that small room with the padded walls...

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (1)

BagOBones (574735) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580666)

I seem to recall an interview around when IE 7 started up to get IE out of the IE 6 rut that the IE devs where stripped down to a bar bones team for a long stretch because there was no company support for them to DO anything new... Seems like with IE 9 they where given some power to innovate and compete.. I am actually impressed with IE9, it is not going to be my primary browser but I am sure happy that it could be the new default when I sit down at someone else's computer.

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580992)

If only he could realize there's no way an elephant could possibly fit in that small room with the padded walls...

Because integrated Ad Block and script/ActiveX control is going to totally suck, amirite?

These extensions are a big reason some people still stick with Firefox over other browsers, if IE9 supports them out of the box, whatever the reason, that's a win for end users.

Firefox is a slow, bloated monster compared to what it used to be, it's no surprise that many early adopters would be disappointed in it these days.

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (1)

Nikker (749551) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580732)

It doesn't matter, MS has the ability to hire engineers, PHD's and Physicts to put together solitaire, they are up and fighting again but they have to take on FireFox and Chrome to do it. If this settles they will sit on their hands for a bit mess with the security, kill it slowly and something else will come up. Thanks for the cake and it really is a lie, thanks to deep pockets by Google and Mozilla now keep kicking some IE ass!

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (1)

UnknownSoldier (67820) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580916)

> IE9 is might be shaping up better than FF.

Um, let me know when IE9 can run on WinXP please ...

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (3, Informative)

kevinmenzel (1403457) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581124)

Get a new OS. Or a new computer. Seriously, I'm running Windows 7 on an 8 year old laptop right now, with 1GB of RAM. It's a 1.3 Celeron, and it runs just as good as XP did on the same machine. The laptop is so old that the screen hinges broke off, so it's hooked up to my CRT on input #2. Yes I have all the visual glitz turned off, but I still get the fancy new audio stack out of the bargain, plus it's running IE9. I pretty much just use that computer for web browsing, CD-burning, and some other basic tasks, but it does the job.

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (2)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581304)

With HTML5, IE9 might be able to run Win Xp?

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (5, Insightful)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580564)

I'd bet the existence of Firefox means there are about 100 more IE devs employed than there would otherwise be.

The cake's a meager kickback.

Re:Browser wars, yay! (For real.) (1)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582428)

The Chrome developers can afford their own cake.

have you seen the new scripture? (1)

FudRucker (866063) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580490)

Re:have you seen the new scripture? (1)

compro01 (777531) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580904)

Sadly, it's not new. It's the same one that shipped with 3.0

Re:have you seen the new scripture? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581178)

"Elizabeth Montgomery in... Bewitched." Da dum, da dum, da dum dum da dum, ...

Lies (-1, Redundant)

netdigger (847764) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580504)

The cake is a lie.

Re:Lies (5, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580578)

> The cake is a lie9

FTFY.

Re:Lies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580710)

Lye cakes. Mmmmmmm.

Terrible Cake (0)

greyline (1052440) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580522)

The IE team must have gotten that cake from a grocery store bakery, because it looks like crap. I'd rather have a shitty Hallmark card or a bunch of Mylar balloons than that awful cake.

Re:Terrible Cake (3, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580590)

Nope. Made it themselves, with MS Cake.

Re:Terrible Cake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580636)

The IE team must have gotten that cake from a grocery store bakery, because it looks like crap. I'd rather have a shitty Hallmark card or a bunch of Mylar balloons than that awful cake.

Next time you ship a new version of a major browser, then, tell the IE team not to worry about sending you a cake.

Re:Terrible Cake (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581104)

Aww. Little boy upset that he didn't get any cake?

Re:Terrible Cake (3, Funny)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581280)

Call down Mr. Waddams, hopefully you'll get some next year. Now back to Storage B with you.

Let them eat cake... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580530)

IE was basically abondonware before firefox spearheaded the competition, are the team thanking mozilla for their employment or did they jizz in it?

Actually some questions are better left unanswered... wonder if it tasted salty?

From Redmond with love, huh? (0)

Plammox (717738) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580542)

SP1 took down my windows 7 64 bit installation at work yesterday. (My mortal sin was to have other language packs installed than En-US) Nice to see that the MS folks are prioritizing important work...!

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (1)

IQgryn (1081397) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580720)

I'm sure arranging for a cake to be sent could take the entire day for the entire Microsoft dev team.

I bet not, though. Especially the Windows devs, which, by and large, aren't the IE devs.

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (1)

AnonGCB (1398517) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580780)

You do realize those are completely separate teams and that this probably took a secretary an hour or so to do, right?

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (1)

Plammox (717738) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581038)

Yes. Please respect my right to rant.

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (0)

Plammox (717738) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581084)

And might I add: If pimple-faced, basement dwelling geeks can pull off linux kernel updates that never fail (never happened to me at least) would it be wrong to expect the same from MS?

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581352)

I hate to interrupt this schizophrenic conversation, but do you realize you've answered your own question?

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581702)

Yours is the rant of a frustrated, stupid dependent. Not smart enough to use the open sores variants, unable to pay someone to keep the commercial products running properly. I'd say I feel for ya, but you're also a dink; perhaps you should stay perched in front of one-way media flow ,and leave the complicated things to people who can handle them?

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35582038)

Yep, because if it never happened to you, then it never happened at all. Anecdotal evidence is the best!

Re:From Redmond with love, huh? (1)

Missing.Matter (1845576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581248)

What? You mean they didn't take the single person working on SP1 and made him make a cake?

Only 1 cake? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35580546)

Hell, I eat 3 cakes of that size each day.

Re:Only 1 cake? (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581750)

Gabriel Iglesias? Fluffy, izzat you?

Diet watching (-1, Troll)

macraig (621737) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580598)

Given the proposed accelerated release reschedule for Firefox, Mozillians may need to watch their diet in future.

Is that diarrhea or has Montezuma cursed you? What does diarrhea in a browser look like?

Re:Diet watching (1)

lysdexia (897) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581078)

You are welcome [flamesgif.com] . (Yes, this looks like arse on purpose ...)

Re:Diet watching (1)

Dracos (107777) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581532)

IE6, 7, or 8 trying to render any acid test.

Rubber band? (1)

Khopesh (112447) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580630)

I thought that was a rubber band around the IE logo at first, had to zoom in [flickr.com] to see that it's probably just sugar. (These cakes aren't gags ... yet)

Timeo danaos... (1)

ArAgost (853804) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580632)

Meanwhile, on Twitter, they bought ad space to promote IE9 over the release of FF4. Stay classy, Microsoft! http://twitpic.com/4c6nth [twitpic.com]

Must be the reason for the faster release cycle... (1)

sixteenbitsamurai (1070810) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580822)

Firefox devs really like cake, apparently.

In return? (1)

freakingme (1244996) | more than 3 years ago | (#35580906)

Someone tell me Mozilla did the same when IE9 was released.

Re:In return? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581106)

In return, Firefox doesn't do tab isolation, so that IE still has something to brag about.

Re:In return? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581148)

IE9?

Re:In return? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581412)

I know I sent them some chocolate cake...

Public Service Announcement (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35581058)

In case anyone else is smart enough to pirate Windows 7, don't download the Service Pack. Your illegal copy will develop a severe case of AIDS and you'll have to use some degenerate open-sores shit.

You're welcome.

Re:Public Service Announcement (1)

Plammox (717738) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581110)

This goes for legit copies of Win7 as well. (As in my case)

Cookie! (3, Funny)

hugetoon (766694) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581272)

Talk about a big one...
Are they testing for a buffer overflow?

Re:Cookie! (1)

ashvagan (885082) | more than 3 years ago | (#35581324)

Talk about a big one... Are they testing for a buffer overflow?

Nope, it was a wafer cake, so it's called a wafer overflow

Looking at the cake. (1)

EnsilZah (575600) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582110)

If there's one thing the IE people have proven is that there is in fact an I in Ieam.

best comment at the parent article (1)

Swampash (1131503) | more than 3 years ago | (#35582434)

"Considering the way they drove Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox into near oblivion with devious practices, this seems a lot like sending a valentine’s day card to your rape victim, every year."

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