Mozilla, on June 17, released Firefox 3. Mozilla had created much hype with it’s release by ‘urging’ users to download it on the Download day- i.e. June 17, to create a new world record, the move which has been widely criticised by many. Why do they want to ‘force’ us to download it? Users will download it without any request if it’s worth downloading. Has Opera Software insisted it’s users to download Opera 9.5? Well, anyway now let’s move on to the browser & it’s new features.
- New UI- Firefox 3 now sports new User Interface (UI) which is platform native. Whether you use Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Mac/ Linux you get the native look & feel which feels like home.
Safer- The new Firefox now has Instant Website ID feature which tells you if the website can be trusted or not. All you need to do is click on the website icon known as favicon on the address bar. Eg. Techies Realm has TR favicon which is showed next to the site address on the address bar. This version also has malware protection. You’ll receive a warning if you visit a attack website.
New address bar- Firefox 3 sports a new Smart Location Bar which shows you the websites you visited by it’s content. If you’ve forgotten the website address but vaguely remember it’s content, just type the content & Firefox displays suggestions.
Better Standard Support- Firefox 3 claims to be more Web standards friendly, supports new advanced web technologies & colour profiles support for photographers.
Link- Download Firefox 3
Size- 7.2 MB