Take back the Web[1. Firefox Punch Line]

I have stopped counting how many posts I have done on Firefox on my various blogs and various group services. Firefox is almost my favorite browser. I say almost because I love Opera too and Flock. Opera is something that’s the most W3 compliant browser. But the flexibility you get with Firefox and Flock in terms of extensibility using extensions is something that makes open source browsers much more lucrative.

Scrapping from Wiki on Firefox:

Mozilla Firefox (abbreviated officially as Fx, but also commonly as FF), is a web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite, managed by the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox had 17.76% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of April 2008, making it the second-most popular browser in current use worldwide after Internet Explorer.[2. Firefox wiki]

Firefox 3

Firefox 3 is probably the most awaited version of Firefox. There have been 5 Beta releases of Firefox 3 and couple of days back Firefox 3 RC1 has been released.

For those who don’t know what RC (Release Candidate) stands for, following is the definition of Release Candidate:

The term release candidate refers to a version with potential to be a final product, ready to release unless fatal bugs emerge. In this stage, the product features all designed functionalities and no known showstopper-class bugs. At this phase the product is usually code complete.[3. Release Candidate Wiki]

You can download the latest copy of Firefox RC 1 from:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

It would also be a great idea to check the What’s New in Firefox 3 and known issues along with release notes. Also ensure that you don’t flirt with the existing Firefox 2 profile.

If you have not tried the extension feature of Firefox, then the post by Scott Nesbitt would be a good place to begin.

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