Firefox 2.0

Version 2.0 of Firefox is available.  As the version number indicates, there are a number of new/improved functions:

  •  Phishing Protection — If a site is a suspected phishing site, Firefox 2.0 will gray the site, place a red icon in the address bar, and provide a text box pointing to that icon that tells you this is a suspected phishing site.  Having used both FF’s and Internet Explorer 7’s phishing capabilities, this one definitely does more to grab your attention.  By default, this feature is turned on.  Sites are compared to a local list of regularly updated phishing sites and also compared to an online list of sites.
  • In the search box, search terms are automatically suggested as you type.
  • By default, new web sites are opened in new tabs, not new windows.
  • When opening an instance of FF, you can set it to show the last web site you displayed (Tools – Options – Main – Startup).
  • You can automatically subscribe to feeds using a specific feed reader, e.g., FeedReader, Bloglines, My Yahoo, Google Reader.

There are more changes, but these are the ones that I think you’ll notice or need.  If you’re a Firefox user, you definitely need to upgrade!


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