I like Firefox 1.0

Big surprise, huh? Seeing as I’ve been running it since the very first version, back when it was called Firebird, and the version number was probably 0.1.

And I really liked 1.0PR, so it was a given that I’d like 1.0. So there’s no big difference, right?

I’m not so sure about that.Maybe it’s just me, but I think 1.0 renders pages faster. Quite a bit faster. And there are some bug fixes, some minor and some less minor, but nothing we haven’t gotten used to from living with IE for all these years. If you were using 1.0PR, there’s no reason not to upgrade to the gold release code.

I see from my logs that 25% of my site’s visitors use some flavor of Mozilla. That’s good. If you’re not in that group, you owe it to yourself to try it.

Believe it or not, you can get excited about a web browser again.

2 thoughts on “I like Firefox 1.0

  • November 12, 2004 at 12:55 pm

    I think, though I’m not sure, that versions prior to 0.4 were called Phoenix.

    Dustin D. Cook, A+

    • November 12, 2004 at 3:59 pm

      You may be right. Once a product goes through more name changes than Prince, I have trouble keeping them straight.

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