In IE7, the next version of Microsoft’s web browser, the company will adopt Firefox's RSS feed icon
, effectively making the orange square with white radio waves the industry standard. In what seems like a welcome sign of future co-operation to come between Microsoft and Mozilla, representatives from Microsoft took a trip down to Mozilla's Mountain View offices to work out a deal.
"We all agreed that it’s in the user’s best interest to have one common icon to represent RSS and RSS-related features in a browser," the Microsoft team wrote. The team had said in October that it would design an original RSS icon.
Similarly, the next version of Outlook e-mail client (its 12 incarnation) will also use the orange icon.