FireFox 3.0b5

I’m not the bleeding edge software junkie I once was, and so I used FireFox 3.0b5 for the first time a couple of days ago when I was playing with Ubuntu 8.04. Under Ubuntu, FireFox 3 was nothing much to write home about, and aside from some slight redesign of toolbar icons I didn’t really notice much difference.

FireFox 2.0.0.14 has been crashing on me a lot lately, and I’m getting sick of it, so I thought I’d take FireFox 3.0b5 for a spin on my main dev machine. (I might add that a lot of software these days, especially open source software, tends to just get better with each release, whether it’s “alpha”, “beta”, or “release” quality.)

If, like me, you’re a Mac user who uses FireFox as your primary browser and you haven’t upgraded to 3.0 already, do so now. It’s so spectacularly better than 2.x, not just in speed and stability but, finally, in Mac-likeness, that you won’t look back (or be quite so tempted to switch back to Safari).

  • Andrew Barry

    Too late – I went back to Safari a week ago and haven’t looked back.

  • admin

    That’s certainly an option. I really like FireBug and the Web Developer toolbar (which Safari doesn’t fully match).