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Microsoft Inspired Firefox Themes

Hard to think that there are more than a few Microsoft inspired themes out there for the Firefox browser. Now I have no real hate towards everybody’s favorite monopoly – but it is always amusing to poke fun at the biggest dog in the yard.

Want to go back to the Office?

Office Firefox ThemeNow I don’t know too many people who say, “I’m such a big fan of Office, I wished all my apps looked like this!” but love it or hate it, the Office look makes for a pretty nice Firefox theme. If your looking for that traditional Microsoft look – but with a little class and style the Office theme for Firefox might be the download you have been looking for.

Stick it up your aero, Vista!

Vista-aeroOur next Firefox theme inspired by the Microsoft machine looks like it fell out of Windows Vista. If your a big fan of the way the new Internet Explorer 7 looks then the Vista-areo theme might be up your alley. Sleek blue style with that Microsoft glow.

Crappy, yet classic Microsoft style…

Looks FamiliarNow this is the style that you know and love. No wait, does anybody really love the classic and familiar look of IE6? No – it couldn’t be.. could it? Well if you do fall in that camp then the Looks Familiar theme for Firefox is a download you might want to do in private. Close the blinds though and make sure nobody sees you using it.

Browser Wars Redux

Looking through the links folks had submitted to me over the past week for the Web site, I ran across an interesting article covering the latest shots fired in the browser wars. Figured you might want to check it out as well (I promise they have pretty graphs!).

The internet browser market has been fiercely competitive of late, with two major browsers being released at the same time in the last quarter of 2006 – namely, the latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and the long-awaited second edition of the open-source community developed browser Firefox. There are other bit-players in the market, certainly, but indisputably these are the big two – both released in late October / November of last year.

+ Read More About the Browser Wars Redux!

Firefox Fingerprint Reader

Want your browser to read your finger? Well since I have no Microsoft Fingerprint Reader, I can not tell you how well it works – but the Fingerfox extension might be what you are looking for.

Fingerfox (SE) is an extension that adds compatibility for Microsoft Fingerprint Reader in Mozilla Firefox. Fingerfox (SE), Special Edition, is recommended for those, who has problems with the original Fingerfox extension.

Honestly, with fingerprint reading aside I like this extension just because of it’s name. It is just fun to say! Come on, everybody on the count of three.. one.. two.. three.. Fingerfox!

Now wasn’t that fun?

+ Download and Install the Fingerfox Extension for Firefox!

Looks Familiar

Looks FamiliarNow I know I have seen these icons somewhere before – where was it? Oh yeah, it was that ugly monster that Microsoft called Internet Explorer 6. Now maybe you have a friend that was really in love with the IE6 interface. What are you to do when you want them to use Firefox instead? Give them the Looks Familiar theme because, well… it looks familiar to them!

+ Download and Install the Looks Familiar theme for Firefox 2!

Mozilla and Microsoft Meet

Mozilla has returned from Microsoft’s headquarters after meeting with the Open Source Director regarding Windows Vista. There were several different things that Mozilla wanted to address especially concerning new security features and restrictions that Microsoft placed in Vista. Here are some of the things that Mozilla had wanted to discuss…

+ Read More About The Meeting at CyberNet News!

Bill Gates on Firefox

In an article I mostly skimmed over because it was mostly filled with Microsoft pats on the back, I did run across an intresting nugget of information.

Bill Gates is one of the people with Firefox on his computer, so I asked him for his opinion.

“I played around with it a bit, but it’s just another browser, and IE [Microsoft’s Internet Explorer] is better,” Mr Gates told me, and challenged my assertion that Firefox’s ‘market share’ is growing rapidly.

“So much software gets downloaded all the time, but do people actually use it?” he argued.

Yes, Mr. Gates people do actually use it.

Firefox Team Invited to Microsoft?

Sorry, this story just asks for an oddball title. The news here is “Microsoft’s open source software lab has extended a helping hand to Mozilla Corp. if it’s interested in making sure the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client run under Windows Vista.”

I say good job Microsoft! At least they realize that there is an audience for an alternative Internet browser. Then again, maybe they want to drug them all and turn them into Microsoft zombies?

+ Read More about Microsoft’s Offer to the Firefox Team!

Firefox Wins the Browser Wars?

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I have to say this headline caught my eye as well, so I did a little further reading and found a very interesting view from one side. Personally, I’m not sure if Firefox should celebrate the victory just yet.

The Browser Wars was the ongoing battle between Internet Explorer (from the blood-sucking programmers at Microsoft) and everyone else. Everyone else includes a bevy of web browsers from front runner Firefox to Opera, Netscape, and Safari. All of these competitors offer great alternatives to Internet Explorer but have fallen short in adoption due to Explorer’s monopoly-like control in most computers that run Windows.

[Read More About Firefox’s Browser War Win!]

Microsoft Helping Firefox?

So thanks to Microsoft people can download all that IM, media playing, and alternative browsers such as Firefox? John Carroll talking about his frustrations with Antitrust lead Asa Dotzler to fight back with this:

John, your company broke the law. Microsoft was managed by lawbreakers and thugs who strong-armed OEMs that were already shipping a superior browser to millions and millions of users. Microsoft cheated. There is no honor in that, and even less in your sad attempt at defending it.

[Read the Rest of Asa’s Thoughts on John Carroll’s Article!]