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Mozilla debuted Firefox 6 today, less than two months after coming out with Firefox 5. The new rapid release schedule might seem to create a dilemma for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team, which had instituted a tradition of sending a congratulatory cake to the Mozilla team back when the gap between Firefox versions was considerably longer.

But Microsoft has solved the problem with a new tradition — sending a cupcake instead.

And the cupcake for Firefox 6, pictured here, looks like it might be even smaller than the one that Microsoft sent for Firefox 5.

“Every time Mozilla releases a version of Firefox, the IE team sends us a cake. They’re cool like that,” writes Johnathan Nightingale, the Firefox engineering director, in his description on Flickr. “As the releases have gotten faster and leaner… so have the cakes.”

See this Mozilla blog post for a more serious rundown of the new Firefox features.

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