Firefox; Browsing Redefined

Monday, February 9, 2004 at 10:00 am | Comments off

Get Firefox

The next version of Firebird is out, and perhaps the biggest change is the name. That's right, from here on out, Firebird, previously known as Phoenix, will now be known as Firefox, due to another open source app with the same name. Among the new features is a Windows installer, updated bookmark dialog, a download manager, the ability to work offline and various bug fixes. It also has a new default theme for Mac OS X, giving it the look and feel of a native Mac OS X interface. Download Firefox 0.8 - you won't regret it.

Beware, mozilla's server seems to be swamped at the time of this entry, so you must have patience... It is worth the wait.

Comments

Robert Wellock
February 9th, 2004
12:39 PM | #

I've always had the ability to work offline and it's looking good that now we have reached 0.8, shouldn't be too long until 1.x is released.

Adam Liptrot
February 9th, 2004
2:16 PM | #

I'd recommend saving that Mozilla image above to your own directory - looks like Mozilla's servers are maxed out and the image is taking ages to load - also good etiquette to not nick their bandwidth ;)

BTW I like the look of your site. Nice and clean looking!

Ryan
February 9th, 2004
3:00 PM | #

Apparently Mozilla doesn't mind linking to the images on thier site, as they've set this up. To speed up it's display time, I did just move it to my server, so it should be good now. :)

peofeo (nick)
February 9th, 2004
6:19 PM | #

is it worth downloading. Any bug fixes. Lol try the one you have never seen with the drop down menus opening over an iframe or scrolling div.... That one was annoying.

P01
February 9th, 2004
10:12 PM | #

You made a little typo :p it was not 'Pheonix' but 'Phoenix'. Otherwise, FireFox is bless, and it's new logo is great.

BTW, there's a lot of official mirrors, all are not yet up to date, but you'll find FireFox aftre few hits.

Ryan
February 9th, 2004
10:29 PM | #

Thanks for catching the typo - I need to start proof-reading better, I think. ;) Anyway, it's all fixed up.

I agree about the logo/branding. John Hicks did an awesome job. For those interested, you can read what he had to say about it here.

Phill McGuire (PhillMc)
February 10th, 2004
3:19 PM | #

I just downloaded it today. I am downloading as many browsers I can think of for testing a new site I am working on. I will say this: Firefox is my new default.

peofeo (nick)
February 10th, 2004
6:23 PM | #

refer to it as firefly, not firefox. Firefox sounds like a dumb name. I say FireFly is much manlier. So if we all call it FireFly maybe it will catch on. Lol...

Paul Jr
February 11th, 2004
11:15 PM | #

Peo, it's "TBDBOTPBL"!
Anyhoo, I don't see that much that differs it from Firebird... I'm still using good ol' Firebird. I have it set up the way I like!

Terribrill
February 24th, 2004
7:36 PM | #

I like Firefox, I just don't like the name. But, I do thing Mozilla has something going here...

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