Oddly enough, Microsoft is promoting Mozilla Firefox. The company recently provided the press with a screenshot of MSN Search displayed on the open source browser. Microsoft's PR firm denied using Firefox for any of MSN Search's screenshots Alert reader Dror Levin read a review of the new MSN Search on the Seattle Post Intelligencer. He noticed something strange about the screenshot in the article, found a larger version of it and was surprised to find out that while the OS was Windows XP, the browser used was Firefox.
The photo credit says "(AP Photo/HO/Microsoft)", which means it was distributed to AP by Microsoft.
Brian Peterson, of Microsoft's PR firm Waggener Edstrom, said: "None of our approved/distributed screen shots of MSN Search were made using a Mozilla Firefox browser. Moving forward, we will not be commenting on this issue".
Recently, MSN.com's Tech and Gadgets section's "Today in Downloads" recommended software was Firefox. But that may not have been done by design, as the software recommendations originate in CNET's Download.com. Microsoft declined to comment on this.