Monday, October 30, 2006

Firefox 2.0

New versions of Firefox and IE are here.....

I have been using Firefox as my primary browser for quite sometime now and use IE only if I am forced to (vikatan & kumudam sites). So I decided to upgrade my Firefox to the latest version 2.0, I pass on IE 7.0 for now.

Some initial observations..
The only thing that stands out in Firefox 2.0 is the spell checker. For example, spell checker alerting me of the typos as I do this post. This brings in the MS Word kind of instant checking and possibly preventing the need to spell check in the end.

I also see some marginal improvements in the now famed tabbed browsing, but then that is mostly cosmetic and seem to have 'caught up' with IE7.0 in providing individual close buttons.

Other than these, Firefox site does boast of boatload of improvements in the security and personalization front, which are transparent to me at this stage.

Manual upgrade from Firefox 1.5x
I expected an auto upgrade to the latest and the greatest but I had to manually upgrade. I tried manually invoking the check for upgrades, but that did not work either..

I am not sure if it has to do with my corporate Firefox edition, but it would have been nice if the upgrade of auto-magic.

Have you upgraded to the newer version? What's your take on Firefox 2.0?