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First Look at Firefox 3

New Bookmarks?

There have been a lot of blogs a buzzin’ about some of the new Firefox 3 screenshots that have made their way to the Web. Here are a few notes about them from the Wired blog.

Firefox Alpha 5 arrived last Friday, bringing with it the first look at Places, the new bookmark management system. But the Firefox team has a number of additional UI tweaks up their sleeve and some of them look quite slick.

Personally I think things look slick thus far – and I might have to change my browsing habits yet again when this thing is ready for public use. How about you – are you excited about Firefox 3 or is the current Firefox 2 version keeping you happy for now?

Firefox Link Roundup

Here are a few of the links from other resources that have gotten my attention over the past week.

If you ever notice any others, make sure you send them my way so I can share them with everybody.

There is your best of the best from other places around the Web.

Looking at Firefox 3

Firefox 3 might not exactly be right around the corner, but it is getting closer each and every day. Here is a look at some of the inside details on it’s developement.

Regarding Gecko more tweaks for better standards support have been confirmed. Most notably, the option to save documents as PDFs is still present and even more, it is targeted for Firefox 3 Alpha 3 (expected for March 19). According to the meeting notes this functionality is already available in Macs, though I am not clear if it refers to Mac OS X PDF virtual printer or true Firefox provided PDF export. Windows Vista (Business Edition at least) already includes an XPS (Microsoft’s alternative to PDF) virtual printer, but PDF should remain the main document exchange format for years to come, so I am eagerly looking forward for the progress of this particular feature.

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Exciting News for Firefox 3 Release

With Firefox 2 just out the door, the folks at Mozilla are already making headway with Firefox 3. Now for those of you who might not be able to do the math, Firefox 3 will be the next version of Firefox that is released. One of the biggest ‘bits of news to come out of developement is that Firefox 3 will pass the Acid2 test.

The first development release of Firefox 3, code name Gran Paradiso, is now available for testing, and against what I previously thought this release actually matters.

It happens that the main improvement here is not to the Firefox user interface or functionality but to the underlying Gecko rendering engine, responsible for proper presentation of web documents in Firefox, Thunderbird, NVU, Sunbird, Netscape, Flock and a number of other Gecko based products.

+ Continue Reading About the Importance of Firefox 3, Alpha 1!

Mozilla Starts on Firefox 3

Didn’t we just get Firefox 2 out the door? It looks like Firefox 3 is showing a lot of promise for radically new features and improvements to the Firefox browser.

Among the features Mozilla wants for Firefox 3.0 is Places, the revamped bookmark tool that was dropped from 2.0 development in April. “We definitely didn’t want to add [Places] until it was ready for prime time,” says Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla’s director of engineering.

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Firefox Accepting Feature Suggestions

Have an idea for Firefox 3? Well now is the time to let it be known to the public, or at least the folks over at Mozilla. They are starting to accept ideas for the next next version of everybody’s favorite browser.

The Firefox web browser has come a long way since the project was announced as a fork from the open-sourced Mozilla project. Version 1.0 was released in 2004 and quickly won critical acclaim for its speed, compatibility with web standards, and features.

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Firefox’s 9 Month Outlook

I read a very interesting outlook on where Firefox is heading in the near future this morning. Now the regular user might not care too much, they just want it to work. It is neat to look ahead though for those of us who like to see what the future might hold.

I heard a few questions yesterday about the future of Firefox and its product goals, differentiating factors, and its positioning against Microsoft and its Internet Explorer browser. I’ve been following the Firefox process intermittently so I’ll outline some of what I know in an attempt to spark community involvement and feedback on behalf of Mozilla and the Firefox team.

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