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    Unhappy OMFG....Microsoft(R) buys out Firefox!

    those boys at Mozilla are quite hilarious!

    http://www.msfirefox.com

    They ALMOST had me there...

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    i wonder how long before that site is taken down...
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    I'd give it a week

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    Visiting the following sites using MS Firefox 2007 will cause your computer to shut down unexpectedly



    The Microsoft(R) Corporation is an international non-profit organisation exempt from Federal income taxation under IRC 501(c)(3). It is governed by its Board of Directors.

    Please consider supporting the Microsoft(R) organsiation by making a contribution. Donations are tax deductible.

    We thank the millions individuals and organizations who have already made a donation.

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    The following bare minimums are essential for the optimum operation of MS Firefox 2007
    A Credit Card

    Microsoft(R) Windows(TM)/Vista Operating System

    Microsoft(R) Mouse & Keyboard (Hyperlinks will NOT work without these)

    Live(TM) Messenger (Required API to maintain dangerous CPU temperatures)

    Microsoft(R) Office 2007 (Provides the ability to scroll webpages)

    Quad Core Processor (For loading Hotmail.com)

    Any SLI Configured Graphics Card > 512mb (TO Display High Definition GIF Images)

    1024 MB of RAM (Compensation for Frequent Memory Leaks)

    483MB Disk Space
    Well, you can forget about anyone using this any time soon.

    Oh, and to the people who came up with this... nice way to tick off the legal departments of two corporations. Way to go. Now you need to wait for said legal teams to decide whether to sue you in federal court, The People's Court, or on Judge Judy.

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    I love the d/l links
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schulz
    Now you need to wait for said legal teams to decide whether to sue you in federal court, The People's Court, or on Judge Judy.
    They'd be most likely covered under the "parody" defence if it ever got that far.

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    Nope. Look at the footer. "Copyright 2006, Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved."

    I'd say that alone disqualifies them for the fair-use (which parodies fall under) defense.

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    But what about Opera, Konqueror, Safari, Camino, iCab, OmniWeb, Galeon, Flock, Swift (if it ever becomes stable), Netscape, Epiphany, K-Meleon, Amaya, Dillo, HotJava, Lynx, Mosaic, NetPositive, w3m, OffByOne, eLinks, Links (not to be confused with Lynx), Links2, Beonex, DocZilla, Clue Java Web Browser (need I go on?)...

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    Thats hilarious but damn they are screwed!
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    Anyone try downloading it?

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    People should makesite like this more often Although i doubt MS really appreciates it.

    MS Firefox 2007 delivers a dramatic boost in the download speeds of online pornography. By utilising a proprietary dynamic algorithm - anything that remotely resembles a tit or a boob will download up to 10 times faster. Fun at the speed of light!
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    Who wants to bet that if Microsoft DID actually WANT to buy Firefox,
    that they could do so easily...cause money talks!

    MS has what? Around $60 to $70 BILLION in cold hard cash in the bank!
    (not counting any of their assets, mind you...CASH MONEY)

    Course, this is all conjecture because MS is not interested...unless they wanted
    to buy Firefox just so they could bury them (put them out of business permanently)
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    Well, it is a typical Microsoft tactic...

    Off Topic:

    What? No smileys this time? Shame on you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Anyone try downloading it?
    The link takes you to the official IE7 download site so they are passing traffic to Microsoft!
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    What? No smileys this time? Shame on you!

    I try very hard to be as good as I can...but sometimes it just doesn't workout
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    Honestly curious who made this site.

    maybe it's a secret ploy by Microsoft.
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    http://www.whois.sc
    Domain name: msfirefox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockrz
    Who wants to bet that if Microsoft DID actually WANT to buy Firefox,
    that they could do so easily...cause money talks!

    Course, this is all conjecture because MS is not interested...unless they wanted
    to buy Firefox just so they could bury them (put them out of business permanently)
    MS couldn't buy firefox even if they wanted to, it's an open source project with the source code available to all.

    The only thing they could do would be hire the main developers and forbid them from working on the project.

    Then other developers would rise up and continue it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schulz
    Well, you can forget about anyone using this any time soon.

    Oh, and to the people who came up with this... nice way to tick off the legal departments of two corporations. Way to go. Now you need to wait for said legal teams to decide whether to sue you in federal court, The People's Court, or on Judge Judy.
    You worry too much,think about that when it happends if your the person and if not let them think about it for themselves.

    either laugh with them or at them for being stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709
    MS couldn't buy firefox even if they wanted to, it's an open source project with the source code available to all.

    The only thing they could do would be hire the main developers and forbid them from working on the project.

    Then other developers would rise up and continue it.
    But...they could buy the code, if the price was right.

    If that happened, then anyone trying to use the code from there forward would be using something that has become copyrighted as the property of Microsoft (Bill and the boys).

    You'd not be able to produce any products using that code without having a court order against you to shut down the product from being published.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Militant
    either laugh with them or at them for being stupid.

    smile son
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    You worry too much,think about that when it happends if your the person and if not let them think about it for themselves.
    If you want to see me worry, you should have met me last year around the middle of February. I was [this] close to having to plan a funeral.

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    I don't think they can actually buy the code, seeing how its open-source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archbob
    I don't think they can actually buy the code, seeing how its open-source.
    Throw enough zeros on the end of the check....and this open
    source code would become property of Bill and the boys!
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    bwahahha, has anyone read the article on theregister.co.uk??!

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/14/ms_firefox/

    omfg, hilarious!


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