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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:45

Offering a Firefox with MSN Custom Experience

We first added Bing as a search option in Firefox and later announced Firefox with Bing as a customized Firefox experience for Bing users.

Today, we are releasing Firefox with MSN, a customized version of Firefox for MSN users. Firefox with MSN sets Bing as the default search engine in the search box and AwesomeBar, saves msnNOW in a convenient Firefox App Tab and makes MSN.com your default home page.

It also gives your Firefox an MSN theme and provides quick access links to popular MSN channels so you can easily get real time updates for news, entertainment, sports and the things that matter most to you.

You can get Firefox with MSN here. Existing Firefox users can get the custom experience by downloading the Firefox with MSN add-on.

Firefox has nearly 20 customized versions distributed by partners around the world including AOL, Bing, Twitter, Yahoo! and Yandex.

Source: The Mozilla Blog


#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:56

Not really willing to install it to see what the theme is however, is this a migration for Mozilla to distance themselves from google?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:59

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:20

reminds me of this...

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:31

reminds me of this...


What is this, I don't even.... :s :rofl:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:37

What is this, I don't even.... :s :rofl:


MSN Explorer, it used to be my default browser back in the day

#7 Shane Nokes

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:15

MSN Explorer, it used to be my default browser back in the day


Same here...and I still like the interface...good old Mars...

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 21:17

why

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 22:03

yet msn is promoting ie.... lolz

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:40

Wow Rappy, that pic brings back memories :D

Reminds me of the first time I ran AOL 7 (I think it was 7.0) when they did their big UI redesign on AOL itself. MSN Explorer looked great (and I still think it looks good today to be honest) back then. AOL Desktop is more or less MSN Explorer now anyway :p

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:48

reminds me of this...


omg... i used to really like that :D

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:53

and I still think it looks good today to be honest


Stop thinking then. Because it's horrible. lol.

#13 Shane Nokes

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:38

Stop thinking then. Because it's horrible. lol.


Design aesthetic is subjective not objective. I also happen to like that interface, and still appreciate the look.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:04

did you all like wmp9's look too????

#15 Shane Nokes

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:46

did you all like wmp9's look too????


I generally don't use WiMP for functionality reasons. Back in the day I used Winamp, then moved on to Zune.

I however continued to use MSN Explorer for many years on different types of connections because I pretty much never had to pay for it at any point in time and it made it very easy to track everything.

My messaging, e-mails, and things I cared about all in one spot. This is actually one of the very early precursors to what you see in Windows 8 believe it or not. They've been working towards what we have (well it's still not all there, but you'll see more of that later) for a very long time.