Looking back at other Microsoft Easter Eggs
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By Greg Shultz
Microsoft developers from various development projects hid Easter Eggs in their applications. While the majority of Easter Eggs are designed to give credit to the developers, some are just plain goofy. Let’s take a look.
Internet Explorer 4.0
You’ll then see an introductory message over top of the enlarged e icon.
As the Easter Egg progresses along, multiple names will fly across the screen.
Imaging for Windows
Windows 98 included an imaging package that Microsoft licensed from Kodak called Imaging for Windows. This program could be used to view, print, or manage images from faxes, scanners, or graphics programs. As you can imagine, the developers decided to put an Easter Egg in the application.
To access this Easter Egg from within Imaging, pull down the Help menu, and select the About Imaging command.
Microsoft Chat 2.5
Finally, one of the Avatars decided to put a stop to the Easter Egg.
Microsoft Diagnostics 2.0
To access this Easter Egg from within MSD, you press [Alt] H or click Help, if you had a mouse.
In Windows 98, there is a USB related DLL file called Hid.dll. While this file is not an actual program and does not contain a standard, credits type of Easter Egg, there is a humorous comment hidden in the file. To see it you have to locate the file Hid.dll in the Windows\System folder and then open it in Wordpad. As soon as you do, you’ll see this humorous comment in line 6.