Google to Actively Advocate Firefox
From 456 Berea St:
Starting today, Google's homepage is running an ad for Firefox with Google Toolbar that is only displayed to Internet Explorer users (currently only in the US).
And the folks at SpreadFireFox have a screenshot of what this'll look like (edit : The Screenshot isn't available on SpreadFireFox anymore, but you can look at it right here). The add will only be shown to IE users (so those of you who're cool enough to be using a modern browser won't see it), and only in the US...for now.
The web developer in me is Very Happy about this news. IE7 is supposedly "layout-complete" in the latest beta. This means that although the application isn't yet "feature-complete," development on the rendering engine is frozen and locked down for this particular version of the software. While the new rendering engine is a BIG improvement over the stagnated IE6 muckery, there're still several CSS rendering issues don't look like they'll be addressed. So the more people who switch to a Gecko-based app, the better.
Plus, the little orange fox is so much cooler than the Big Blue E.