Firefox 2 is a Dud?

Just to show that I am not a total Firefox fanboy (oh who am I kidding, you know I am) here is another opinion about the newest release from the fine folks over at Mozilla.

Firefox 2.0 is free, but it’s a woefully minor improvement over Firefox 1.5 that suffers from various incompatibility problems, especially with themes and other add-ons. I wouldn’t recommend this new version, to be honest. I’ll be sticking with Firefox 1.5 at least for now. I recommend you do the same, or switch to the surprisingly solid IE 7.0

Personally, I think it sounds like Paul might have been eating paint chips while writing this, but it is another opinion. Sure, Firefox 2 might not make me breakfast – but I still love it like it did.

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ShadowThunder I

No, this isn’t the name of some low budget action film, this is one of the coolest new themes that right now only works with Firefox 2. Here is a little more of a description from the folks who created it.

ShadowThunder’s personal touches onto a combination of la crème de la crème (the best of the best). Pretty and pleasant icons on a cool, blue background designed to be soft on the eyes.

This is a nice sample of what is to come with new and updated Firefox themes.

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Get the Older Firefox Theme

So you don’t like the new Firefox theme? Personally, I think it is alright – but I really don’t care that much as long as it still works. There are some out there that enjoy the old theme more, so this is perfect for them.

This theme is made for everyone who doesn’t like the new default theme of Firefox 2.0. It is not meant to revert all GUI changes in FF2.0, but rather to change the icons back and to remove skinned stuff so that the default OS look is used whenever possible.

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Bandwidth Meter

Do you find yourself wanting a Firefox extension that display your public IP address, display your public domain name, and tests your speed and bandwidth with uploads and downloads? Sure, it is not a question I find myself with on a daily basis, but it is one that needs to be solved all the same.

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New Recomended Add-ons

Along with a new Mozilla Add-ons Web site, the folks behind the system have put together a new list of extensions that they suggest you check out, if you aren’t sure where to start out. TechCrunch has the latest about who made the list, who got dropped and who is still hanging on.

In anticipation of the imminent release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla has relaunched its “recommended add-ons page” this afternoon. (Update: FF 2.0 has officially launched.) The page lost its beta status and gained a picture of a flaming motorcycle (see below). Out goes the old list of 11 recommendations and in comes a new list of 20. The lists are quite different and there are both winners and losers. One company just added to the list told us they saw 2,500 downloads in the first hour after the new add-ons page was quietly made available.

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Launch Day – Chris Beard Interview

Yes, by the end of this week you are probably going to be sick of hearing about the launch of Firefox 2. While we still have your attention though – let me point you towards a wonderful interview Read/Write Web did with Chris Beard about today’s release.

This afternoon Firefox 2 will be officially launched. In anticipation of the unveiling, here is an in-depth interview with Chris Beard (Mozilla Vice President of Products).

Subjects discussed in the interview include the growing enterprise usage of Firefox, the importance of user experience and security, Mozilla’s theory behind Web feeds and why they haven’t included an integrated RSS Reader, the growing add-on ecosystem, offline browsing, why this is a 2.0 release and not a 1.x one, and finally Chris tells us a little about the future of the browser.

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Move Firefox Sidebar

Does it really bother you that the sidebar that comes up in Firefox is on the left side? Would you rather it would come up on the right side? If you are this picky – you need some help.

Since I am not in the place to give you the professional kind, I figured I would help you out with the technical kind. The Sidebar on Right Firefox extension should fix your annoyance and get you back to browsing.

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Clippings

Do you find yourself typing the same thing over and over again? Maybe you want to save something you have written so you can post it over and over again in E-mails to all your friends. If you have found yourself in that boat, then Clippings is the Firefox extension you need to install.

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Saving SWF Files

Need a quick and painless way to save flash files in Firefox? Well this one doesn’t even need the help of an extention, if you know where to look.

Today i found a quick way to save flash files using firefox (once they are cached). I started using Immem (rox…lot of music and videos). Being behind a firewall i cant use the software they provide so my only way of accessing immem is through there web interface.

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