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Nobody likes Internet Explorer. Everyone likes Mozilla's Firefox.

Although foolishly more people use IE than Firefox, it doesn't mean that they like it or know better.

Recently, Microsoft launched IE 7, and wisely marketed two versions just for Yahoo and Google users.

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To advertise the new browsers, Yahoo put up this page and Google put up this page. See any similarities?

According to Yahoo's Jeremy Zawodny and Techcrunch (who admits to being tipped to this story), Google is clearly ripping off Yahoo since both screenshots include a browser that uses the Yahoo Toolbar.

We've heard the old saying "It's lonely at the top"; looks like it's lazy up there too. Or maybe Google cares so little about IE7 that they didn't even want to bother hyping it.

Update: LAist's tomdog reports that Google has changed their page. Admission of guilt? You decide.