Thursday, November 23, 2006

Microsoft takes over Firefox.

While M$ and Novell agree to disagree, M$ has quietly acquired Firefox! From the MSfirefox site, the statement;
"Do more by doing less.

Open multiple copies of Microsoft websites in one window with tabbed browsing. See thumbnail images of all Microsoft sites in a single view. Organize multiple tabs of sites into a single tab group of everything Microsoft and save it as a favorite. Opening 30 of your favorite Microsoft sites has never been easier."

Is complimented by the press release;

" REDMOND, Wash. – October. 24, 2006 – Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Mozilla Firefox Web Browser. The transaction was finalized on Saturday, October 23, 2006. As a result of the acquisition, Microsoft share prices jumped 5.7%. Mozilla Corporation's share prices remained at zero.

The combination of Microsoft's power and might along with Firefox's extensive fan database will create one of the world’s largest, most innovative and diversified browsers ever. The acquisition brings together two of the industry’s strongest contenders and is the most ubiquitous incorporation of technologies for creating, managing and delivering compelling spyware and viral experiences across multiple operating systems, devices and media (Subject to Microsoft Compatibility).
This week the Microsoft will begin executing the planned integration of the core innovations of both Internet Explorer and the newly acquired Firefox to ensure a smooth transition; then to bring immediate value for users, customers, partners and investors.
Management of the combined software products includes executives and board members from both organizations. FirefoxLuva69 has being fired as chief executive officer and has replaced by Steve Ballmer. The new Microsoft Firefox subsidiary has elected Mr. Bill Gates to stand as President, Co-Chairman and Vice President."
So I will not say no more, please visit the MSFirefox site to find out more.


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