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Firefox 2 Easter Egg - Mozilla Challenges IE Fans Secretly

Just type about:mozilla in the Firefox address bar and hit enter. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see a mysterious verse from the Book of Mozilla.

And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror. from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

It refers to the day when America Online shut down its Netscape browser division and the Mozilla Foundation was launched. Wikipedia has more information. [via]
The "beast" falling refers to Netscape being closed down by its now parent company AOL. The "great bird" that rises from the ash is probably the Mozilla Foundation, which was established to continue Mozilla development. The "Mammon" is probably Microsoft, Mozilla's main commercial competitor.
And here are a few other about: hidden pages in Firefox:

Type about: to get information about your current browser version.

Type about:credits to see a list of people who have contributed to the development of the browser.