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25 October, 2006

Firefox 2 is out

In case anyone didn't know, Firefox 2 is out.  If you aren't already using Firefox 1.5, why not give it a try?

The link above is to the British English (i.e. English) version, but be aware that due to licencing issues (says Neil) the British English dictionary for the new spellchecker has to be downloaded separately.

Or perhaps not. One of the things I like least about Microsoft Office software is spellchecking as one types. Though I haven't tried the Firefox version yet, I anticipate disabling it. Not something I would have chosen as a core, 'out-of-the-box' feature of the updated browser; an optional third-party extension would have been more than enough.

Comments

I assume you have started using FF 2.0. I was just wondering whether it's really much better. I have 1.5.0.7 tuned up to the way I like it, including some nice add-ons, and I'd hate to have to re-tune everything for cosmetic improvements only.

Posted by Jon. at October 25, 2006 08:11 PM

Actually, I haven't downloaded it yet, for much the same reasons as you: I'm a little too busy to deal with any unexpected hassles such as temporarily incompatible extensions and I'm not exactly dissatisfied with 1.5.0.7.

I'll probably try it at the weekend, primarily for the security implications; I'm hoping there won't be any cosmetic differences!

Posted by NRT at October 25, 2006 08:25 PM
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