Firefox 1.oPR is freakin’ awesome!

So, I was checking out Spread Firefox, and found out that almost 800k people had downloaded it in 3 days. 24 hours later, they’ve beaten a million. And I was one of the lucky ones who went to do it – and I am SO glad that I did. The newest version is brilliant.There are a ton of new features, and the browser seems to have even picked up some usability and speed. The stylesheet chooser has been included (I had heard that they were going to scrap it – but they didn’t), and it’s a nice touch – easily flip between any stylesheets a site has to offer you. And the new Live Bookmarks gives you the ability to accept RSS and Atom feeds directly into your bookmarks. Drop down like you would any other bookmark and voila – there are the latest feeds from your favorite sites. There is even an icon in the task bar that lets you know if they have any available feeds. There are some caveats – some of my old extensions and themes don’t seem to work in 1.0PR, which is a bit of a bummer. But many of them do – and they have a handy list that you can sort through of extensions and themes that are supposedly 1.0PR valid. I say supposedly, because I have seen some that state that they are, but then turn out to be invalid – but Firefox even lets you know that before trying to install them and fragging your installation.

One more thing, if you are going to install the newest version – BE SURE TO UNINSTALL YOUR PREVIOUS VERSION. Go to the forums to get more info, but basically back-up your profile, uninstall previous Firefox installations, then install 1.0PR. Then copy your profile files back over the new installs (except for bookmarks – import them from wherever you backed them up so that you don’t overwrite the Live Bookmarks info). It takes about 15 minutes all told.I can’t stop going oohhh and
ahhhh over this program. Internet Explorer – do you see that little flashing in the corner of your eye? That’s your career light and it’s about to go out.

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