Mozilla Sends Cake to Microsoft IE Team for IE10 Congrats

Microsoft last week officially launched Windows 8, the latest iteration of its Windows operating system. Somewhat overshadowed by the launch of Microsoft's new desktop OS was the launch of Internet Explorer 10, which ships with Windows 8. However, one company that didn't let the IE10 launch go by unnoticed was Mozilla.


That's right, the team behind one of IE10's biggest competitors last week sent the Internet Explorer team a cake to celebrate the launch of IE10. Programmer and Mozilla employee Matt Brubeck on Friday updated his personal blog with a photo of the cake Mozilla delivered to Microsoft's Internet Explorer team.

"Back when Firefox 2 was released (six years ago this week!), the Internet Explorer team started a friendly tradition of sending Mozilla a cake as congratulations," writes Brubeck. "This continued for Firefox 3 and Firefox 4. After Firefox switched from major releases once or twice a year to incremental updates every six weeks, they sent us a cupcake for the next few updates instead."

Mr Brubeck writes that he decided to revive the tradition for the launch of IE10 with a Firefox cake from Baked Custom Cakes. The IE10 team tweeted their thanks and the cake was consumed in the space of about 30 minutes.

Isn't it lovely when everyone get's along?

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  • gilgamex
    I love stuff like this, anything that can break through the politics du jour brings a smile on my face
  • wemakeourfuture
    I guess the only thing Chrome is giving MS and Mozilla are heart attacks :P
  • borisof007
    Would have been pretty funny if Google sent Apple a Gingerbread cake.
  • greghome
    reminds me of AMD's I Heart You Mugs
  • house70
    "Isn't it lovely when everyone get's along?"

    It is lovely when everyone gets along.
  • freggo
    Once you take away the greedy money managers and let the techs have at it the world gets a bit sunnier.
    Nice gesture on both parts that shows some class !
  • Cryio
    Great sportmanship. The Firefox and Internet Explorer teams are great folks.
  • bak0n
    In response Microsoft was found discussing how to legally kill all those involved with Firefox. Oh wait. That was Apple but Steve Jobs is gone now. Let the Love continue!
  • Estix
    Really, though, IE10 is good for Firefox (and Chrome, and Opera, and Safari), as it will mean more sites will go towards standards-compliance, and will make more HTML5 features usable to devs :)
  • gilgamex
    house70"Isn't it lovely when everyone get's along?"It is lovely when everyone gets along.
    It's all about the get is, "get is" is all the rage these days, all the kids are doin it