I have been using Firefox as my browser of choice for about 2.5 years now, starting with Firefox 1.5. I liked the tabbed feature of Firefox, which wasn’t available in Internet Explorer at the time. Then I discovered the add-ons for Firefox and it just kept getting better.
A couple of the add-ons I have been using are NoScript and IE Tab. NoScript is great as it prevent scripts running on a site unless you choose to allow them, this means that in cases of an advert laden webpage, most of them will not work unless you want them to. IE Tab is ideal for those sites that just will not work properly unless you are using Internet Explorer.
I have got so used to using Firefox, that it’s frustrating at work, where we still use IE6, when I use the keyboard shortcut to open a new tab.
Anyway, this post is about the release on Tuesday 17th June of Firefox 3. There is an attempt to set a world record for most software downloads in 24 hours. I have tried a couple of the beta versions of Firefox 3 and found it to be stable and fast, so I will be downloading the release version on Tuesday.