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MacBytes
Dec 20, 2005, 01:05 AM
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brepublican
Dec 20, 2005, 01:10 AM
It's only an icon! Give me a break.:rolleyes:

Yvan256
Dec 20, 2005, 09:26 AM
How about it, Apple? Replace that "RSS" icon with the one from FireFox (and now also MSIE7). As the guy says on the page, "it's better for users" (consistency).

dubbz
Dec 20, 2005, 09:35 AM
It's only an icon! Give me a break.:rolleyes:

Yes, this thing's been blown a bit out of proportions :p

But, on the other hand, it could be seen as another sign that the IE team is more willing to cooperate with other browser vendors. Now if they could only do it on more important things...

autrefois
Dec 20, 2005, 10:49 AM
How about it, Apple? Replace that "RSS" icon with the one from FireFox (and now also MSIE7). As the guy says on the page, "it's better for users" (consistency).

In my opinion, it looks too close to the old icon for Airport, as seen here (http://www.cafe.com/images/AirPort_Logo.gif), including having nearly the same colors. I always wondered if the Firefox/Mozilla folks were (knowingly or unknowingly) inspired by the Airport icon.

Peace
Dec 20, 2005, 11:06 AM
In my opinion, it looks too close to the old icon for Airport, as seen here (http://www.cafe.com/images/AirPort_Logo.gif), including having nearly the same colors. I always wondered if the Firefox/Mozilla folks were (knowingly or unknowingly) inspired by the Airport icon.

A more accurate icon would be this from Classic/OS9 :

AtHomeBoy_2000
Dec 20, 2005, 11:09 AM
Why do I have this odd feeling that Microsoft found a way to slip some "soft" language in there so that in the future they can steal Firefox stuff legally. WOuldnt supprise me. That is how M$ works, right?

Sorry, I am a little synical.

autrefois
Dec 20, 2005, 11:13 AM
A more accurate icon would be this from Classic/OS9 :

Thank you, that is better. I searched on Google Images quickly, and the one I linked to was the best I could find. It didn't occur to me to fire up Classic and take a screen shot. :o

shamino
Dec 20, 2005, 11:57 AM
I have no proof, but I don't trust Microsoft about anything.

I see this as the first overture to an "embrace and extend" attack.

First they adopt a few icons. Then some other features unique to Mozilla/Firefox. Then they start changing these features in minor ways such that web sites have to choose between IE and Mozilla compatibility. Then, if web sites choose IE (as they usually do), they make the changes more extreme, marginalizing Mozilla users.

All the while advertising that they conform to Mozilla's standards, and accusing Mozilla of violating them, of course.