Mozilla Easter Egg - FireFox - The Book of Mozilla

The Book of Mozilla actually continues. If you are using Mozilla FireFox (re-branded from FireBird), you may find a continuation of the story mentioned in the easter egg in Mozilla.

1. Open up Mozilla FireBird
2. Into the Address field, type "about:mozilla" without the quotes and press Enter.
You may now read the excerpt from the book of Mozilla:

"And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

- from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15"

And yes, you may also type the same into Internet Explorer, but you only get a dull blue background.

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Contributed By: Ondra Hosek on 05-06-2004
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Mozilla FireFox (tested on 0.8)
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koira writes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Mozilla
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Beowulf writes:
The passage number 7:15 corresponds to the day the Mozilla Foundation was established: 15th of July 2003.
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phil writes:
Mammon no doubt refers to "Internet Explorer." And in the New American Bible, the first word in Genesis 7:15 is "bird."
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daunrealist writes:
Also, the beast refers to the previous mascot of Netscape, a fire-breathing lizardn actually named Mozilla (Netscape's codename). The beast (Netscape) fell, and the bird (Mozilla) emerged. All of this can be viewed at koira's supplied link at Wikipedia.
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daunrealist writes:
Jimbo, I think that the bird casting fire and thunder as a reference to Thunderbird and FireBIRD, an older version of Mozilla. It would make sense, since it is a bird.
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Bubub writes:
And so at last the beast fell (the decline of the mozilla browser) and the unbelievers rejoiced (IE fans). But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. (firefox) The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them.(FIREfox, THUNDERbird) For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror. (boo hoo IE users)
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Jimbo writes:
Hey! I just want to add that the reference to casting "fire and thunder" are references to Mozilla's newest applications, Firefox (web browser) and Thunderbird (e-mail client). --Jimmy
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You might also want to look into the sourcecode of Mozilla's website to the egg. Some quite interesting comments are placed in there...
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cmdunn1972 writes:
This works the same in Mozilla FireFox 0.9.1.
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Prophet. writes:
this excerpt also appears in Mozilla 1.7 (NOT the excerpt listed in the Book of Mozilla egg thread) Prophet.
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