Firefox 1.5 is outOther
Yes, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 is now out! Ready for download, though the spreadfirefox.com site is down ready for the launch of Firefox Flicks. I just beta tested Firefox flicks, and it is basically really going to cause a lot of noise on the blogsphere. Personally it ran really badly on my G4 Laptop – but then many of Flash Apps do.
Its going to be interesting to see what gets posted up on that site, particularly when you have things like http://www.funnyfox.org being produced. It would be lovely to see that kind of quality oif production and ideas, but I am sure that its going to create some interesting content nonetheless. I wasn’t that happy with the usability either (a flash app it is, but it still could be better), firstly hard to understand, secondly if I wasn’t beta testing the site could I be bothered to find out. Well time will tell.
Wired has an interesting article http://www.wired.com/news/ebiz/0,1272,67612,00.html talking about Mozillas marketing tactics that is worth a quick read.
but should users upgrade to the new Firefox, well yes, there are new security features, the rendering engine Gecko has been rewritten and the extensions are now a smoother prospect. I have yet to install it, I will after this post, but one question remains – will it integrate with OSX properly using the OS’s in built authentication schema or will it still store usernames and passwords in its own little world? Well I am going to find out in a second, and then its off to bed – after all its about 02:15am in Norway at the moment. Time indeed for some sleep.comments powered by Disqus