Sneak peek of Firefox 3 Alpha 1

By Justin Mann on August 23, 2007, 7:19 PM
We've been watching the development of Firefox 3 for a while, and lately Mozilla has been publishing alpha versions for us to look at that have been at least slightly impressive. While many found the shift from 1.5 to 2.0 to be less than breathtaking, the new 3.x promises to bring a lot of new functionality that makes it a worthy successor.

If you want to take a peek at it, there's a pretty recent review of it available that goes over the latest release. They cover some of the “next gen” features such as unified content handling, as well as some of the overhauled features like malware detection. If the review intrigues you, the Alpha 1 release is still available to take a look at.




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DragonMaster said:
Why didn't they review Alpha 7? It's the latest available on mozilla.org, while the latest on ftp is pre Alpha 8.
TimeParadoX said:
Looks good, I like the new feature about telling you if it's infected or not, I hate going to websites and they end up installing some stupid virus or something :(
Canadian said:
all in all it doesn't wow me. But, what else can be done in a browser, whats left to improve/create?
TimeParadoX said:
You could make a Mobile version of FireFox canadian ;)
kitty500cat said:
[quote] I like the new feature about telling you if it's infected or not[/quote]You can download McAfee's SiteAdvisor, which tells you if the site you're visiting has been found to be malicious. Works with IE and Firefox. > [url]http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ie.html[/url]
Julio said:
Browsers in general are expected to evolve around new web based applications and uses. Likewise, usability can always be improved over time. Who thought you could make web browsing significantly better until Firefox started innovating again and Microsoft had to play catch up after dominating for so many years with IE6.
spydercanopus said:
[b]Originally posted by Canadian:[/b][quote]all in all it doesn't wow me. But, what else can be done in a browser, whats left to improve/create?[/quote]I WANT A MUTE BUTTON IN MY BROWSER!
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