Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Oct 2006 15:50 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Mozilla & Gecko clones This week the Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 2.0, and that occasion did not go by unnoticed at Microsoft's Internet Explorer team. "The Microsoft Internet Explorer Team sent us a cake for the upcoming release of Firefox 2! A big thanks to Redmond, Washington!" What's next, Stallman on a dinner date with Ballmer?
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The IE Team is grateful...
by asupcb on Wed 25th Oct 2006 16:40 UTC
asupcb
Member since:
2005-11-10

because if it weren't for Firefox Microsoft would never have put the team back together seeing as how Microsoft disbanded them back in 2002/2003.

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RE: The IE Team is grateful...
by umccullough on Wed 25th Oct 2006 16:53 in reply to "The IE Team is grateful..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And Microsoft is also grateful for real competition. Without competition, everyone would be screaming "monopoly!" even louder still - and the DOJ and EU would be pounding on them even worse.

It is healthy business to have competition, and Microsoft has learned this ;)

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Shaman Member since:
2005-11-15

It is healthy business to have competition, and Microsoft has learned this ;)

I was with you right up to this part.

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