With IE8 Beta 1 finally getting out the door at Mix08 last week I figured I’d check on the competition and spark up FF3 Beta 4. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new (from a visible perspective)
1. Speed – it’s sooo much quicker to use. You’ll notice the difference in ajax heavy apps (google reader, etc) as well as in general rendering.
2. Downloads now get virus checked. Nice.
3. New address bar – very funky. Not only address search, but titles as well
You can see the parallel loading has increased to 6-7 items instead of 2, which explains some of the speed boost. 5. Bookmarking is a little different – note the tagging. Very cool.
When you try to mouse over the icon so you can add it, it disappears because you've left the webslice (doh!). I’m sure there’ll be an update soon enough, but in the meantime you can right-click to add a “webchunk” which then looks like this:
If you want to try firefox 3 beta, you can download it here
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