FireFox Easter Egg - Firefox's Revenge for IE5's Joke

1. Download and install FireFox from www.mozilla.com
2. Open & Enter "about:mozilla" in the URL-bar (Without Quotation Marks)

(Spoiler)
Text:
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

This is actually a reply to the IE5 (Internet Explorer 5 from Microsoft) team's joke about Mozilla crashing computers.
The IE5 joke is also submitted as a Easter Egg and can be found here:
http://www.eeggs.com/items/731.html

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Contributed By: Lowrider on 03-23-2005
Reviewed By: Loginer, Awabdesu
Special Requirements: FireFox 1.00 or higher
Please correct this Egg if you see errors.

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Comments

SheeEttin writes:
When it says "great bird", it refers to the original name for Firefox, Phoenix. "cast fire and thunder upon them" refers to Phoenix and and Thunderbird, Mozilla's mail program, and "the followers of Mammon" are IE users, the followers of the mammoth Microsoft.
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dttvb writes:
Actually it was the history of Mozilla... Let's say Mammon is Internet Explorer, The Beast is Netscape, and Great Bird is Mozilla Foundation. "And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced." Netscape closed by AOL. "But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird." Mozilla foundation was created. Mozilla Phoenix (Now Firefox) was born. "The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them." Mozilla Firebird (Now Firefox) and Mozilla Thunderbird. "For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed," Netscape was reborn "and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror." and fight againist Internet Explorer. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About:mozilla
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sirloinlemon writes:
Actually, you may have some of your facts a little off. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Mozilla for all the info you'll ever need for something this pointless.
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tommy writes:
Contrary to another comment, Firefox was first called Phoenix and then Firebird prior to being named Firefox. Both earlier names were changed due to trademark issues.
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12XYZ34 writes:
Well, I use Hungarian FF, and it works! Good joke! :D
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Please note that the actual name of Firefox was not Phoenix. It was Firebird (goes along with Thunderbird), but changed for copyright reasons.
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Daniel writes:
their is one problem with this, which is the fact that it has nothing to do with Internet Explorer's joke. Internet Explorer implies that NETSCAPE crashes computers, not MOZILLA.... check it on the egg "http://www.eeggs.com/items/731.html" it only makes fun of Netscape... the actual page is a cool egg though
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