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From redmond with love

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    Cybermagell​an

    http://fredericiana.com/2006/10/24/from-redmond-with-love/

    "The Microsoft Internet Explorer Team sent us a cake for the upcoming release of Firefox 2!"


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    jsampsonPC

    Whoa - Dave, can you verify this? Smiley

    Why a Black "e"? Smiley Where's the blue!?

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    Angus

    How nice of them. It must have been handled pretty carefully to transport it in condition that good.

    Angus Higgins

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    fdisk

    Must have been a big sale on Duncan Hines mix at the local grocer. And why only black/white and gray frosting?

    Dave: "Oooh, look Bruce, 3 frosting tubes for a $1! Crap, they're out of blue, though."

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    Sampy

    Yup, because it's not like you can call a catering service and have them make and deliver a cake in a remote city.

    No sir Tongue Out

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    rjdohnert

    That was really nice.  See we can all get along.

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    DMassy

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    Whoa - Dave, can you verify this?




    I didn't know about it but yes this did come from the IE team.

    Congrats to the Firefox guys for shipping! It feels great to ship Smiley

    Thanks
    -Dave

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    Minh

    Is it a raw spinach cake?

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    Jason Cox

    Hopefully the FF folks remember to ship a cake to Redmond when IE8 ships, and judging by the C9 video, it needs to be a BIG cake.

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    Rowan

    Jason Cox wrote:
    

    Hopefully the FF folks remember to ship a cake to Redmond when IE8 ships, and judging by the C9 video, it needs to be a BIG cake.



    Nah, they'll just put up a big Firefox logo statue on the Microsoft campus.

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    jamie

    well after IE team did this:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1997/10/02/BU33867.DTL

    Wink

    Ah benS and bradS ...   ( cue "The Way We Were" )

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    fdisk

    Sampy wrote:
    Yup, because it's not like you can call a catering service and have them make and deliver a cake in a remote city.

    No sir

    The problem with this particular picture is that we have no idea how big the cake actually is. That could be a cardboard box that used to hold greeting cards.

    Say by the way, the team will have to do this all over again when 3.0 ships in the spring.

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    PaoloM

    Tell me, fdisk: does it really hurt that much?

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    Cybermagell​an

    fdisk wrote:
    
    Sampy wrote: Yup, because it's not like you can call a catering service and have them make and deliver a cake in a remote city.

    No sir

    The problem with this particular picture is that we have no idea how big the cake actually is. That could be a cardboard box that used to hold greeting cards.

    Say by the way, the team will have to do this all over again when 3.0 ships in the spring.



    Considering had it been a negative impact I think the blogger that mentioned it (from Mozilla) would have said something.

    You know incrementing version numbers that fast is a negative thing right?

    Jackass

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    Minh

    Beating FF... one clogged artery at a time...

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    Jason Cox

    fdisk wrote:
    
    Sampy wrote: Yup, because it's not like you can call a catering service and have them make and deliver a cake in a remote city.

    No sir

    The problem with this particular picture is that we have no idea how big the cake actually is. That could be a cardboard box that used to hold greeting cards.

    Say by the way, the team will have to do this all over again when 3.0 ships in the spring.

    Basicly what would be Firefox 2.1 will be dubbed Firefox 3.0. The numbers game doesnt matter if they keep dropping features to meet ship dates. Not trying to start some browser wars argument, but I'm willing to bet alot of features intended for Firefox 2.0 wont ship until Firefox 4.0 or 5.0 if they're just going to incriment the major version numbers.

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    fdisk

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    You know incrementing version numbers that fast is a negative thing right?
    Is this a defense for the lag time between versions of Internet Explorer? Please.

    Oh, and don't get me started on the history of AOL. Just don't.

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    JChung2006

    It's odd how the developers of the browsers get along better than the users.

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