How did I really forget to tell you all about Firefox 3.1 beta?
Between I was totally ignorant about the FireFox version all these days and even forgot that I had installed a beta release to test some of its cool features..
Cool features? What is so cool about Firefox 3.1?
Check this list directly from – http://www.mozilla.com
Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 6 months. Gecko 1.9.1 is an incremental release on the previous version with significant changes to improve web compatibility, performance, and ease of use:
Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
Added support for CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 properties
A new tab-switching shortcut that shows previews of the tab you’re switching to
Improved control over the Smart Location Bar using special characters to restrict your search
Support for new web technologies such as the
While I write this blog I found a very interesting blog post on Computer World comparing Firefox3.1,Chrome and IE 8. Read it to see whats happening @ Browser Wars..
To make it simple, I just wanted to check out how its “Private Browsing” features works.. and nothing much. At present loving to work with Tree style tab (recommended by Aravinda) and CoolIris plug-ins. If you’re a heavy Firefox user, do check “Tree Style Tab” plugin at-least.
Hmm, early in the morning I went on hunting hints for running Chrome on Linux and put up and article. Once everything was done, Google search did point me to Chromium. Oh yes! Chrome which can run on Linux/Mac. Cool!, I need not take all the trouble of editing Icon file etc to get this browser work.
Code Weavers bundled all that you need to run Chrome on a CrossOver platform and called it “Chromium“. Visit the Chromium link and download it today. It just like installing any other package on to your Linux box. You have got rpm, deb. And they also give you a link to install it for all different distros here. Its all fun, rad the complete page before using it.
I even went ahead and read few more pages to find that the source code is also out and I can even try compiling my own version of Chromium on my Linux box.