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    Firefox 2.0 come and gettit!

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    And it's pretty sweet. I've been using it since this morning (waited for some colleagues to try it first) and it's wickedly fast. Haven't run into issues yet with it and it converted my existing plug-ins/extensions on it's own.. rather nifty.
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    Hey Hey,

    I was pumped to see it come out... I do have a few issues with it though..

    -- They said they fixed the memory issues, yet with only 5 tabs open, Firefox is using 80MB of RAM (a little excessive in my opinion, IE7 with the same 5 websites open uses only 47MB RAM -- Although in my mind that's still too much)

    -- Some of the older vulns still exist... Little things that should have been fixed.

    -- The AntiPhishing feature is sort of crap... It's updated weekly from the Mozilla site... As most of us know.. A phishing site usually doesn't last a full week... It's the first few days that are critical... The only way to get that is to enable the Advanced features and in that case Firefox sends a request to a Google site with an encrypted cookie containing the url of every site you visit... I have some privacy concerns with that... (Look for a blog posting on this in the near future)

    -- The spell check contains a very limited set of words and terms... When I type posts half my words are generally highlighted until I add them to the dictionary.. now this is mostly technically terms but Firefox is the browser of geeks, the library should contain these terms...

    -- I dislike the X gone from end of the list of tabs... It's now on each tab... I can no longer open 50 tabs then close as I read by keeping my mouse in one spot.. I have to move it to the specific tab... This was a bad move...

    -- Not enough of the extensions were upgraded quickly enough... I installed Firefox on Monday before the official release... It was until this morning that most of my extensions finally realized that there were 2.0 versions so I could use them again and even so... some of them still don't work... extension backward compatibility should be key... especially since IE 7 is now competing in that space..

    That being said I've been using IE7 and Firefox side by side... and I can't see any features that allow me to want to keep using Firefox... IE7 even runs an update to ensure you have all the patches during install... I have to launch firefox for that functionality...

    I've also noticed some alignment issues with DHTML menus in firefox... in 1.5.0.7 they lined up beautifully in IE 6 and 7 they lined up perfectly.. in Firefox 2.... they don't line up at all

    That's my thoughts anyways..

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    One feature I liked is the session recovery, when your system or firefox crashes you can restore the websites that you have opened. There is also an undo close tab function. Now you don't need to install extensions for these features. Spell check is very useful, anti phishing may not block all the phishing sites, but it is still useful. Now with IE 7 and FF 2.0 having a phish filter, I guess those 3rd parties anti-phishing toolbars may disappear soon.

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    -- I dislike the X gone from end of the list of tabs... It's now on each tab... I can no longer open 50 tabs then close as I read by keeping my mouse in one spot.. I have to move it to the specific tab... This was a bad move...
    I dislike that a lot also but you can still hold your mouse in one spot by leaving the mouse over the X on the first tabbed window and the other windows will fall into it (or just right click and click close all windows)
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    I am liking the release a lot. I have IE7 beta and am not too impressed with it. Perhaps it will be better as time goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raion
    I dislike that a lot also but you can still hold your mouse in one spot by leaving the mouse over the X on the first tabbed window and the other windows will fall into it (or just right click and click close all windows)

    My first Window is always my Bloglines feeds which I don't close.. but that would work starting with the first tab.. except that the tabs also resize based on the number and it's not uncommon for me to have 20-30 tabs if I'm writting a blog post, or doing work/research....

    However you can go into about:config and find the tab option (can't remember which one exactly but if you set it to 3 the X goes back to the end 1.0 style.. )

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    Hi,

    Just Downloaded it ..... Looks Sweet.

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    Hooray!

    Downloading now...
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    Is this going to auto-update for FF like all the other releases, or is this a special case because it's a new full release?

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