In Search of Web Parody

Microsoft Firefox 2007

Posted on: April 19, 2009

In November 2006, two weeks before Firefox 2.0 was released, a parody website went online that advertised a Microsoft version of Firefox.  The UK website “The Register” went along with the joke and posted a news story about it.  Some people actually believed it.

While most technically oriented people saw the humor in this site, here’s a guy who fell for it six months later.   The website was originally located at, but it has since been taken down.  Thanks again to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine for this link to the msfirefox site.


Microsoft Firefox

Microsoft Firefox

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