I had lunch today with two of the principals of the Firefox team. I was told that RC3, which is available for download today, will indeed be the exact product rolled out next Tuesday as Firefox 2.0. So why not get it now instead of when the servers are swamped? There are a lot of cool new features. I’ll be posting the reviewer’s guide on the blog over the weekend which outlines all the new stuff.

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  1. Max Bell says:

    Hmm. While we’re on the subject, Drupal is due to go to it’s first beta next week, and the aggregation project is nicely on track.

    This site seems to work okay (as do the forums) in IE 7, as well.

    Now, let’s take a look at the browser that will continue kicking it to the curb…

  2. Eideard says:

    Wooosh!

    Runs fine. Couple of my add-ons don’t work — yet. Doubtless they will also be updated.

    Sneaking it onto my wife’s Mini and see if she notices, tonight. πŸ™‚

  3. 0113addiv says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but your Dvorak Uncensored website is really slow the last few days. Crawls sometimes. What gives?

  4. Deinonych says:

    Nice tip. Thanks John!

  5. Dylan says:

    Too many scripts running on this site, at least 5 different sources. NoScript kills it in Firefox and even when I selectively allow the scripts to run there are no comments or images forcing me to read it in *shudder* IE.

  6. DBR says:

    After the upgrade, I no longer have
    “Mail and News” (that is, Outlook Express access
    for these) under the “Tools” menu option.

  7. I believe this is handled some new way…
    I haven’t heard anything about the site being slow, but I’ll look into it.

    Meanwhile NOTE spell checking is now built-into Firefox.

  8. Phil says:

    I upgraded without a hitch however the one plug in which is not compatible with 2.0 is Aardvark which is one of the best plug ins for web layout. I am sure it will be updated shortly but it is a shame it doesn’t work already.

    As for the spell check that is a GREAT feature built in. Firefox upgrade YAY!!!

  9. Rich Brill says:

    So, how was the lunch?

  10. rctaylor says:

    Spell check is nice, though I got use to the Google bar spell feature. Built in checker is faster.

  11. William Walstrom says:

    Nice timing on this post. I came across it after two hours in IE7 hell. 2.0 is installed, and I’m happy again.

    I’m sure there’s a lot of great features in IE7, but if you can’t find your way around the program, just how useful is it? Microsoft would argue that I’d like it once I got used to it, but WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO GET USED TO IT?! I browse the Web about as automatically as I breathe, and if the viral equivalent of the IE7 UI hit my respiratory system, I’d be dead. The arrogance of imposing a new UI without offering any useful customization options is amazing.

  12. 0113addiv says:

    #8, It seems okay now (at home). But there is a coincidence that it’s been slow this week at work after something went down between me and management. I’m probably being monitored. hmmm…

  13. Kendall Brookfeld says:

    iRider is still ahead of Firefox, not that anyone’s ever heard of it. πŸ™‚

  14. Zargon says:

    Nice! Thanks!

  15. joshua says:

    #13….0113….it’s probably the ASPCA and a couple states that still prohibit sex with chickens that are monitoring you.

  16. K B says:

    Thanks, John.

  17. Snappy! says:

    It seems like the official links point to 1.5.0.7 …. http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0rc3/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%202.0%20RC%203.exe this link points to the 2.0rc3 8) … downloading ….

  18. Fabrizio Marana says:

    πŸ™‚ Weehee! πŸ™‚

    Thanks John! Downloading!!!

    Fabrizio

  19. ingozi says:

    #14, it could be that people just refuse to acknoledge a browser that discontinues updates if you don’t fork up $20….compared to – well, ….FREEEEEE, like Firefox.


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