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Microsoft releases screenshot of new search...

But the browser in the screenshot is FireFox.

     
5:20 am on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This is too dang funny. Someone at MS's PR firm is gonna get sacked for this one.

Related links:

Original Seattle Post - Intelligencer article [seattlepi.nwsource.com]

AP Photo, provided by MS [hosted.ap.org]

And the fallout [osviews.com]

You have to look REAL close, but the browser in the screenshot is definitely FireFox.

9:37 am on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hehe and with google searchbar extension as well, wonder what they use that for?
9:41 am on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Too funny! Firefox and the Google search bar! :)
3:06 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yeah, at least the people at M$ seem to be smart
3:51 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It crashed IE so they installed Firefox instead.
4:14 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Silly, it's no accident; they're going to submit the picture as "evidence" in their next anti-trust case :)
4:20 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Moving into damage control mode, Microsoft's PR firm denied using Firefox for any of MSN Search's screenshots.

Silly. If they did provide the screenshot, they should shake the earth and simply say it proves they've tested & it works in other browsers. Although the body could use some padding for Firefox.

4:41 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Could have been worse! using Redhat!
12:20 pm on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Firefox really seems to be making headway with users, not only do I see it in my logs (and in my office), even PR firms are using it (not typically the most tech savvy). Next up: my mom :)
10:09 am on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well, with the heart/headache, frustration, cluelessness, puzzlement, and hair-pulling we do when developing in CSS and web-standards compliance, and, at the same time, trying to make things look in IE, the same way they look in ALL other browsers in the world...you can't blame Firefox for beating the heck out of IE soon, and you can't blame the huge campaign behind Firefox, all relying on the efforts and donations of other fellow frustrated and desperate developers. Hehe. :)
10:17 am on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Having some problems getting to the site where the larger picture is. Does anyone have another link with the image?

-George

7:11 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You can identify that it is firefox in at least three ways...

The icon in the upper right hand corner of the screenshot, the icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and the words in the title at the top of the page.

I used adobe photoshop and slowly blew up the picture, it is pretty clear that this is not IE.

9:43 am on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And somebody at MS will join the ranks of the unemployed...
11:18 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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it is pretty clear that this is not IE.

No doubt! lol @ IE ;)

12:15 am on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nice! I love it! To bad they dont have the cool Noia theme going.

haha!

10:40 am on Nov 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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ROFLOL. Hope the poor guy involved in this does not get sacked.
 

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