Everyone is doing it, so I guess I can’t escape this. Here is a FF2 review.
Same browser we all know and love… But better.
I upgraded to Firefox 2 recently, and I noticed that not much has changed for me in terms of functionality. I have been using session saving, and active spell check for ages now. The only difference now is that these features are built into the core browser functionality which is really nice. That’s two extensions I do not need to install now.
I really like the Add-Inns dialog which now consolidates both themes and extensions and makes the installation process a little easier on the eyes.
I also love how they integrated the most popular readers into the RSS subscription functionality. Now I can subscribe to your feed in Bloglines with just one click.
Most of my extensions survived the upgrade without any problem. Most notable exception was the BookmarkBackup and Timestamp extensions that I was particularly fond off. But then again, that’s not the fault of the browser, but of the extension author who never upgraded it.
I have been running it for 2 days now, and it haven’t crashed or gave me any other issues. The memory footprint is still a little bit high, as it has always been. But, I haven’t noticed the steady growth that happened with 1.5 so perhaps they finally fixed that memory leak.
All in all, it is the same browser we have grown to love. Only now it is better, with more functionality out of the box.
Ok, done… Now we can all get along with our lives. I should probably go and trash IE7 next just in the name of “fair and balanced” coverage. :twisted:
[tags]firefox, firefox 2.0, mozilla, review, browser[/tags]