Microsoft, The Petty Giant

Microsoft have a nice new look to their website, including a goalkeeper who looks like he doesn’t really know his job. But what is it with the error message, in bright red, that appears at the top of the browser on pages such as Office if you use Firefox 1.0?

Warning: You are viewing this page with an unsupported Web browser. This Web site works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later or Netscape Navigator 6.0 or later. Click here for more information on supported browsers.

Warning

How naff is that? Come on, Microsoft, get with the program and stop these petty little annoyances that might persuade some novices to drop Firefox in fear, but just put the rest of us in a bad mood, further entrenched in our obstinate refusal to kowtow before the IE god. My suggestion for Firefox’s equivalent to Microsoft’s Where do you want to go today?:

I’m not going to change back: Are you?

13. February 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Rants, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. dang! this one really freaked me out…

  2. That IS lame. I just checked and I get I get the same message in both browsers I use. You might mention it to Scoble and see how long it take for the message to get removed, or not. Esp. when I can’t see any problem in my browser when veiwing this site, apart from the message.

  3. And (in the Turnabout is Fair Play department): using IE, the Firefox site is nothing but happy and welcoming. No nasties in red type anywhere.

    Now…if Firefox only rendered my site correctly…