Thursday, July 13, 2006

What's New in Mozilla Firefox 2.0?

While there hasn't been any final release of Mozilla Firefox 2.0, the first beta version have arrived and it's available for public testing. This version has included some new features, such as anti-phishing, browser session restore in case of a crash, support for client-side session and persistent storage, ability to re-open accidentally closed tabs, support for JavaScript 1.7, new Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System, new microsummaries feature for bookmarks, new search plugin manager and better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds, and ability to re-open accidentally closed tabs (taken from MozillaZine).

I think that's quite worthed for a major upgrade from 1.x to 2.x. It's also worthed to try (but it's recommended to wait for the final version unless you want to test some features or extensions). You can see the release note also. I hope this version will fix a lot of memory leaks that happened in the 1.x version and reduce the memory consumption, as Firefox consumes a lot of resources.