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Mozilla Firefox 0.9 released

June 16, 2004

Of course I downloaded it as soon as I got the news that a new version of the fabulous browser Firefox was out. I have had just minor issues with version 0.8; sites that are IE "optimised" and forgetting cookies being the major ones.

The new version does not bring any radical changes. Instead it focuses on ease of install and usage of extensions.

Downloading it is fast because the whole application is just 4.5MB.

There is a new dedicated extensions and themes manager that keeps track of what has been added to Firefox and whether a new version is available. Very user friendly.

First thing you want to do after installing Firefox 0.9 is to get new extensions because 0.8 extensions are not re-installed. I managed to corrupt my installation by downloading extensions for the 0.8 version. Go to update.mozilla.org to get the correct extensions and themes!

Google toolbar, IE view, Web Developer and AdBlock are a must.

Update 17/06/04
And if you still are looking for reasons to go away from IE, read Lockergnome's excellent article on Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer

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  1. Seyed Razavi Says:

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    I just downloaded it and will be switching... tabbed browsing is the future :)

    BTW Do you know where you can get a public list of filters for AdBlock?

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