MSN Search Engine

Isn’t it funny how Microsoft competes? Instead of offering a superior product, they just block the competition. Check out this message I get when I click on “Submit a website” from the MSN Search site.

Quote from MSN Search
Please Upgrade Your Browser
You are using: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8
To view this site you must use:
Microsoft? Internet Explorer or Netscape? Navigator 4.0 or higher

Click here to find the latest free browser from Microsoft

And this just a day after I noticed Microsoft’s first Europe-focused add. They had one of their “we’re here to help you adds” about a small hat maker. If you watched carefully, when the lady hopped on a sub, she passes in front of an English Underground sign. Subtle way to say “see EU, we still love you…”.