Microsoft sent Mozilla a congratulatory cupcake on Tuesday for shipping Firefox 6.
The software giant continued its tradition of sending cakes to Mozilla by shipping an Internet Explorer 9 cupcake to the team. Mozilla shipped Firefox 3 in 2008 and the Internet Explorer team sent a cake, Microsoft also sent a cake to Mozilla in March after they shipped Firefox 4. Microsoft then shipped a smaller cupcake to Mozilla in June after the company shipped Firefox 5.
Internet Explorer 9 was released to the web on Monday March 14 and clocked up 27 downloads per second, over 250 downloads every 10 seconds. Microsoft claims it reached 2.3 million Internet Explorer 9 downloads in just 24 hours. Mozilla breezed past Microsoft’s download stats with Firefox 5 thanks to its support for Windows XP and other operating systems, it remains to be seen how well Firefox 6 will fare. Microsoft is currently working on Internet Explorer 10. The company is expected to offer a beta version at its BUILD developer conference in September. Internet Explorer 10 builds on Internet Explorer 9 and includes support for even more standards like CSS3 gradients, multi-column, and grid layouts.
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