Want to take a sneak peak at what the future holds for your favorite browser? The folks over at mozilla links have posted an in-depth review (with pictures!) of the new alpha 2 release of Firefox 2. I really like the new feed handling. What is your favorite new feature?
Ever wanted to known to the public for the love of your browser? Over at Firefoxies, they are trying to find a spokesmodel. The submission that gets the most votes will win the spot, pretty easy right? Here is what to do.
1. Send them a photo (less than 2 megs). It would be great if it had something to do with a computer or using Firefox. (download Firefox – it’s free)
2. Include a nickname
3. A quick blurb on why you use Firefox (optional)
4. Check out the site www.firefoxies.com in a few days and have your friend vote for you!
5. They will post your picture for voting within the next few days. The site will be up and live with a potential for a lot of traffic. Get seen!
This should be interesting to watch over the next few weeks.
I talked about hitting the milestone before, but now it has happened. The eBook, Firefox Facts has been downloaded over 10,000 times. This just goes to show you that when you put out a quality product and you price it for free, good things will happen. Of course, many thanks go out to Lockergnome and Gada.be. Asa’s mention of the eBook really helped put us over the 10,000 downloads mark, so I want to thank him for that as well.
Available in nightly builds (starting Friday, May 5, 2006) the feeds view in Firefox is going to get a little more pretty. Right now Firefox is still dumping out the ugly XML interface that would scare most of my non-geeky friends. The future looks bright though, with the ability to choose live bookmark subscription, one of the many Web site subscription places or an application.
Specializing in Mozilla-based products (such as Firefox) MozillaKicks.com looks like a neat place to find Mozilla news, updates and interesting links. Yes, it is another Digg.com clone, but that shouldn’t take too many points away from it. I just wish it was a little more active.
Making up for the fact that they had to drop Places for right now, it looks like all is not lost. Via CyberNetNews.com I read about a new “Add-ons Manager” that seems to be merging both the theme manager and the extension manager into one spot. Hey, the more simple you can make it, the better.
I wouldn’t mind seeing them put in a search engine manager there as well. Themes, extensions, and search engine plugins are the three major things folks add or delete from Firefox, so why not join them there in one window?
See the pictures of it over at CyberNetNews.com!
Most people’s installations of Firefox have probably been auto-updated already. For those of you who haven’t gotten the “update ready” box popping up at you yet, go get the latest release of everybody’s favorite browser or check for updates inside the browser.
CNET has put together it’s own battle of the browser wars. With insights on Internet Explorer beta 2, Firefox 2 alpha 1 and Opera 9 beta 1, who will come out the winner? I’m not too sure if I agree with the outcome, but there is a lot of good side by side comparisons here you should check out.
InformationWeek has posted an interesting article asking if Microsoft can get folks to switch back to Internet Explorer. You aren’t going to see me do it, and this article points out many reasons why I wouldn’t. I think the competition is good for the industry. I also think we haven’t even come close to seeing the browser wars’ “shock and awe” period just yet.
There has been a lot of talk about the new Places feature being disabled in the new Firefox 2 Development Branch. Personally I think people are trying to hard to find reasons for disliking the folks at Mozilla. I say give them a break! Here are some related links: