Firefox 3 Beta 2, Portable

Firefox 3 promises a new way to bookmark, new security features and an integrated “type-to-launch” bookmark access feature which is not entirely different from that of Spotlight or Vistas start menu. Probably most importantly, Mozilla promises fixes to memory leaks and speed improvements.

This portable version is perfect for testing out such an early build of the new browser. My quick test shows this: yes, it does indeed seem much much faster and surpisingly stable. Perhaps Firefox just became interesting again…

5 thoughts on “Firefox 3 Beta 2, Portable”

  1. Nicole says:

    “Type-to-launch” bookmark access, eh? I could see myself really liking that feature, given how frequently I use Vista’s start menu that way.

  2. I downloaded the beta when it came out and i’ve got to say I was loving what they’ve done with it. On the mac, it’s got a different theme (basically safari theme) and it’s blisteringly fast. Of course, we’ll have to wait a good couple of months before all the various plugins get updated to FF3, but it’s definitely heading in the right direction again.

    It’s a shame though that they haven’t learnt much from the flock boys and taken some of their ideas and tried to integrate it back into the core. I mean that is one of the powers of open source right?

  3. Thom says:

    I know how you feel with Firefox. I still use and recommend it, but the memory leaks can be a major fiasco. I close and restart it multiple times a day. I’m really hoping that FF3 makes me “excited” to browse the web again.

  4. Ooooooh yes.

    The bookmarkstar is “for the win”, as it is called on the interwebs!

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