IE team sends celebratory cupcake to Mozilla for shipping Firefox 5

What has become a tradition for Microsoft, they have once again sent a cake to the developers of Firefox. Firefox recently pushed out the door FireFox 5, and sticking with tradition, Microsoft sent them a cake to celebrate the occasion.

This good hearted gesture has become a common practice for the IE team and they have been sending cakes to the Firefox team with each new release of their browser. While it is unknown what variety the cupcake may be, rumors are suggesting that it is full of delicious goodness.

This kind of PR goes to show that while they are competing for the same users, it is all in good faith in bringing end users the best possible experience on the web.

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Finally the truth comes out on why Mozilla started incresing the Firefox version numbers so quicker and often: They get a lot more cake!!

This Cupcake is Legendery
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It has been created by a 200year old Baker that lives in the Mountans far far away. This Cake is so delicious and soooo adictive you just cant stop eating it...................MORE CUPCAKES!

FireFox 5 was a Cupcake release. When FireFox 6 is released, I wonder if Microsoft will send them a Donut. Then an Eclair. Then a Frozen Yogurt. And so on and so fourth.

I would definitely not eat that. Knowing Microsoft, they may have put a Laxative in that Cupcake. Although I would be more concerned if Microsoft ever sent Mozilla Kool-Aid.

So does the IE team realize they're gonna have send cakes lots more frequently now, maybe several times a year? Which spoils the once in a while element when Mozilla truly shipped major milestone versions.

xpclient said,
So does the IE team realize they're gonna have send cakes lots more frequently now, maybe several times a year? Which spoils the once in a while element when Mozilla truly shipped major milestone versions.

Yeah, major versions really don't mean anything now so this tradition should probably end.

It will be costly for Microsoft, since Mozilla plans to ship several versions before this year ends. And I have good reason to believe that they adopted the faster update cycle just to get more treats from Microsoft.

xpclient said,
I am beginning to dislike browsers that only copy because of extreme Chrome-envy and don't innovate at all.

at least as far as i can tell browsers have been pretty much the same for a long time. they just get some occasional features here and there but it's a slow process.

but as i was saying i think Chrome existing basically forced Mozilla do to performances updates more often so i got to thank Google for doing that much

This kind of gestures (or PR stunts, if you want) are fun. More companies should send gifts to their competitors when they release a new product or a big update to an existing one.

Someone should send Microsoft a gift when they release Windows Phone 7.5, Apple when they ship iOS 5, etc...

As stated, the IE team probably can not afford to keep up with the increasing release cycle of Firefox.

Good thing the IE team never started sending cakes (or cupcakes) to Google for their Chrome releases. Would have sent the IE team to the poor house.

jjkusaf said,
As stated, the IE team probably can not afford to keep up with the increasing release cycle of Firefox.

Good thing the IE team never started sending cakes (or cupcakes) to Google for their Chrome releases. Would have sent the IE team to the poor house.


+1

These frequent releases are getting ridiculous. Virtually no difference between firefox 4 and firefox 5, with minor under-the-hood updates.

On the other hand, if I upgrade, da*n roboform won't work cause it's incompatible. Can't they make it so your extensions don't have to be the latest.

Well now that Mozilla has more-or-less promised to more-or-less match Google's release schedule, and with the state of the economy, MS wouldn't be able to afford sending nice big cakes anymore I guess. LMAO

We all knew the only reason Mozilla moved to a quicker release schedule was to reduce their spending on cakes. Now Microsoft is holding back - plan failed

Callaway said,
Hmm, does Chrome have a print button yet?

Only forever under the wrench icon, I am not aware of it not being in at any point.

Oct. 24, 2006 - Mozilla today released Firefox 2.0
Firefox v3.0, released June 17, 2008
Firefox v4.0, released March 22nd, 2011
Firefox v5.0, offered to release channel users on June 21st, 2011

Quick to join the numbers game it seems. Another Chrome rip-off ;-)

P.S.
That's one small cake.

.Neo said,
Classy like Balmer throwing an employee's iPhone on the ground and pretending to stamp on it?

What does that have to do with this story? Who brought up Balmer? Who said anything about the iPhone?

.Neo said,
Classy like Balmer throwing an employee's iPhone on the ground and pretending to stamp on it?

I want a video if that really happened. Ballmer has the right idea.

nohone said,

What does that have to do with this story? Who brought up Balmer? Who said anything about the iPhone?

Ballmer is the CEO of Microsoft in case you haven't heard.

.Neo said,
Classy like Balmer throwing an employee's iPhone on the ground and pretending to stamp on it?

If only. He'd be doing the owner a favor.

For the first time I'm using FF 4 (I'll take a look on FF5), I realy prefer it over the latest IE.

About the cake, I think that's all fun when the IE team send them one. This time I see no cake, just the "cover box" and the IE logo.

A good market share for Firefox saved Microsoft from paying enormous fines to European anti trust regulators who forced MS to include a browser ballot for European editions of windows. I would have expected not just a cake, but a party..

Panda X said,
What happened to the cakes they used to send? Now it's just a cupcake? lol
Cake size may be proportional to effort, number of new features, and/or time it took to make release.

Panda X said,
What happened to the cakes they used to send? Now it's just a cupcake? lol

Small release, fvcking love the detail!

CGar said,
Isn't this cake kinda tiny compared to the previous ones? Their love is dwindling, lol.

Small cake for minor release?

CGar said,
Isn't this cake kinda tiny compared to the previous ones? Their love is dwindling, lol.

At least Mozilla is getting love, havent heard of the IE team sending a cupcake to Opera..which will result in crying to the EU about their lack of cupcakery...theyll make a few press releases about it and blame all their problems on it

CGar said,
Isn't this cake kinda tiny compared to the previous ones? Their love is dwindling, lol.

I'm absolutely 100% convinced that Mozilla's speedier update cycle is just simply a ploy to nab more cake from the IE team.

Beyon_Godlike said,

At least Mozilla is getting love, havent heard of the IE team sending a cupcake to Opera..which will result in crying to the EU about their lack of cupcakery...theyll make a few press releases about it and blame all their problems on it

Epic +1 here

CGar said,
Isn't this cake kinda tiny compared to the previous ones? Their love is dwindling, lol.

Just like a real relationship; honeymoon period is OVER

Majesticmerc said,

I'm absolutely 100% convinced that Mozilla's speedier update cycle is just simply a ploy to nab more cake from the IE team.

i think it's more to compete with Chrome than anything else. because Chrome releases a lot of updates often.

so basically i thank Chrome for forcing Mozilla to do updates more often to stay competitive which is a win for us users as i would rather have smaller updates more often than one big update maybe once a year or something.

There is apparently a set amount of money in their budget for cake. With mozilla releasing a new version every 6 (?) weeks something had to be changed.

LOL, I think IE team is just p!ssing off Mozilla as they know Mozilla have somewhat of a vendetta against Microsoft. I'm looking at you asa.

flexkeyboard said,
LOL, I think IE team is just p!ssing off Mozilla as they know Mozilla have somewhat of a vendetta against Microsoft. I'm looking at you asa.

Now probably even more now SkyDrive html5 works better in FF then in IE9

flexkeyboard said,
LOL, I think IE team is just p!ssing off Mozilla as they know Mozilla have somewhat of a vendetta against Microsoft. I'm looking at you asa.

Look at you still talking when there's science to do.

Reacon said,

Look at you still talking when there's science to do.
These points of data make a beautiful line
And were out of beta were releasing on time.

flexkeyboard said,
LOL, I think IE team is just p!ssing off Mozilla as they know Mozilla have somewhat of a vendetta against Microsoft. I'm looking at you asa.

Actually the team is just a bunch of great guys who actually like to have fun & don't mind competition

flexkeyboard said,
LOL, I think IE team is just p!ssing off Mozilla as they know Mozilla have somewhat of a vendetta against Microsoft. I'm looking at you asa.

They did something good, at least lets give them that.
Other teams would flame the hell out of it

flexkeyboard said,
LOL, I think IE team is just p!ssing off Mozilla as they know Mozilla have somewhat of a vendetta against Microsoft. I'm looking at you asa.

My thing is that they patched the WebGL security flaws that microsoft claimed were reasons they refused to support it in IE. GG