IE team sends Mozilla a cupcake to celebrate the launch of Firefox 6

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 6, and sticking with tradition, Microsoft sent them a cupcake 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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Maybe Mozilla adopted the rapid versioning strategy purely to get more cupcakes? The process for making Microsoft cup cakes is probably patented and subject to a licensing agreement, so this was their only way.

That bakery must be working overtime, considering Mozilla pulled a Google and made version numbers meaningless.

I'm glad they made the cake smaller. Its sad to see Mozilla sinking to Chromes level of inflating version numbers to look more mature.

LordBattleBeard said,
I'm glad they made the cake smaller. Its sad to see Mozilla sinking to Chromes level of inflating version numbers to look more mature.

I just wonder how Microsoft is going to respond. At the rate they are going Firefox will soon have a higher version number than IE. Will MS have to jump on the bandwagon and release new versions of IE every few weeks to save face?

I wonder who would get to eat it at the Mozilla office. Maybe they would they take turns, or give it to the 'employee of the month'.

"While it is unknown what variety the cupcake may be, rumors are suggesting that it is full of delicious goodness."

LOL! That made my day for some reason!

"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."

Please, cut the BS!

Luis Mazza said,
"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."

Please, cut the BS!


You stole my words.! hahaha

SpyderCanopus said,
At this rate, they'll get a Werther's Original candy for Firefox 10.

And for the Chrome team, a handful of M&Ms per new release.

Denis W said,

And for the Chrome team, a handful of M&Ms per new release.


I would have though the Chrome team would get Nerds candies or something for each release.

yowan said,
Seems that cake is infected with some Malware

Might've been funny back in IE6 days...maybe even 7 days...but IE9 was shown to be the safest browser when it comes to malware

Mountain Dew said,
IE9 was shown to be the safest browser when it comes to malware

Out of the box anyway. Once you add third party plugins to the other browsers they wind up being more secure.... or at least that's what my IE hating co-workers tell me.

Personally I use IE9. Pinned sites, jumplists, Accelerators, Web Slices and search providers are all I need.

Ok let me just say I think that the fast cycle is good because I can stay on a stable release but get new features much quicker. Do Mozilla give IE cakes?

zikalify said,
Ok let me just say I think that the fast cycle is good because I can stay on a stable release but get new features much quicker. Do Mozilla give IE cakes?

The issue isn't with the speed of releases, but with the fact they're incrementing the major version number. I think we ALL welcome faster releases so we get features more quickly. But they could still do that and call the latest version 4.2 which is what it is in all reality.

TCLN Ryster said,

The issue isn't with the speed of releases, but with the fact they're incrementing the major version number. I think we ALL welcome faster releases so we get features more quickly. But they could still do that and call the latest version 4.2 which is what it is in all reality.

The only upcoming release that's new version worthy will be Firefox 7. Major memory improvements there.

zikalify said,
Ok let me just say I think that the fast cycle is good because I can stay on a stable release but get new features much quicker. Do Mozilla give IE cakes?

I think that reason why Mozilla wants to drop version numering on faster release cycle is because theyre sick of getting cakes... Esp. small ones .

TCLN Ryster said,

The issue isn't with the speed of releases, but with the fact they're incrementing the major version number. I think we ALL welcome faster releases so we get features more quickly. But they could still do that and call the latest version 4.2 which is what it is in all reality.

But since they are releasing many smaller updates instead of a few large ones, there never will be a major feature release that would justify a major version increase in the traditional sense.
So should Firefox stay on version 4.something forever?
That would be even more silly.

Tpiom said,
I wonder if the Mozilla sends a cake to the IE team when they ship..

No, which again proves that Microsoft doesn't hate as much on their competitors as their competitors do on Microsoft.

perochan said,
is it just me or it has gotten smaller over the years....

It got smaller when Mozilla started being silly with version numbers

Sraf said,

It got smaller when Mozilla started being silly with version numbers


Indeed. The really should not be incrementing the major version number without some major feature changes or additions, it gives a false impression. They could quite easily still release at the same rate as now, but increment the minor version number instead.

SierraSonic said,
You know that Mozilla only increased the release cycle of Firefox to get more desserts from Microsoft.

I would too. That cupcake sure looks good. I wanna make some now or at least go buy some lol

dogmai79 said,

I would too. That cupcake sure looks good. I wanna make some now or at least go buy some lol


It would be great to get one of those