Microsoft IE Team Sends Firefox A Cake [pic]
Mozilla engineers shipped Firefox 3.0 this week to much praise and accolades from bloggers and tech columnists across the Interweb (except for some initial download issues). But Mozilla also got a strange congratulations gift from their main competitor in the web browser wars... Microsoft.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer development team sent their Firefox counterparts a congratulatory cake for their launch of Firefox 3. The cake was delivered in person by some Microsoft employees and Mozilla CEO, John Lilly, proudly took the cake around and displayed it for his staff before he let them devour the cake.
Mozilla employee Al Billings holds the IE cake.
Apparently this is becoming a tradition. Microsoft sent Mozilla a cake back in October 2006 to congratulate them on shipping Firefox 2.0.
You have to give Microsoft credit for having a good sense of humor about their eroding market share. Recent reports give Firefox ~40% of the web browser market. Not bad for an application that's only 3 years old.
You can download Firefox 3 here.