Firefox Preview Release

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Firefox Setup 1.0PR.exe

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Every day moves us closer to a full release of Firefox. The “1.0 Preview Release”:http://www.getfirefox.com went live this morning. I’ve downloaded and installed it, and I have to say it was the smoothest Firefox upgrade I’ve ever been through.

The only quibble I have is that a few of my favorite extensions aren’t compatible yet, but the installer didn’t miss a beat. It found all the incompatible extensions and asked me if I’d like to search for upgrades. It only found a few, but the process sure was slick.

This release also has some nice RSS/bookmark features, a master password system, improved FindFast, and — remarkably — it’s even _smaller_ than the last version, weighing in at only 4.5 MB.

On a related note, the “Mozilla Foundation”:http://www.mozilla.org announced a new website this week, “Spread Firefox”:http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=user/register&r=5005. It was slashdotted a few times today, so if it displays a static “Welcome Slashdotters” page, wait a few minutes and try reloading. It’s got a number of new buttons and advertising graphics and a myriad of new resources for the Firefox evangelism community to help spread the word.

  • fahooglewitz1077

    What Extensions Were those?

  • Joey

    I can’t live without “All-in-One Gestures” and “Tabbrowser Extensions,” but I’m also fond of “BugMeNot,” “IEView,” and the Web Developer Toolbar. The last two are actually compatible with 1.0PR, but, unfortunately, the first three are not. :-(