Firefox 0.8, for Mac and Windows
2004 at 03.16 am posted by Veerle Pieters
Mozilla.org has released Firefox 0.8 (formerly Firebird), the latest version of its lightweight Web browser for Mac OS X and Windows. I am greatly surprised about the quality work that has gone into this release. For instance the first thing you’ll notice is the cool new logo for the app.
The logo was rendered in FireWorks MX by Jon Hicks who has done a marvelous job btw. But that’s off course not the only good news about this browser. For us MacOS X users there is the gorgeous new OS X aqua theme. For Windows users a new installer to make the process of installing smoother and it also solves some common plug-in problems. The new streamlined download manager keeps your downloads organized without getting in your way. The add bookmark dialog has been enhanced and now allows the creation of new bookmark folders. This will be me second browser on MacOS X after Safari and my primary browser when I have to do some work on Windows XP. It has a mature feeling to it for the first time. So If you want a serious alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer you have to test run this lightweight browser. If you’re already using it there a some promo graphics that you can use to show people there is an alternative for IE. I’ve already did my part, just look below my counter ;-)