Mozilla.org has released Firefox 0.9, the latest milestone build of its popular Web browser software. Changes include improved extension and theme management and data import from other applications. The build also sports a new Pinstripe-derived default theme in Linux and Windows, and an updated version of the existing theme for Mac users. From the release notes:
For Linux/GTK2 Users
- New Default Theme
An updated Default Theme now presents a uniform appearance across all three platforms - a new crisp, clear look for Windows users. Finetuning for GNOME will follow in future releases.
- Comprehensive Data Migration
Switching to Firefox has never been easier now that Firefox imports data like Favorites, History, Settings, Cookies and Passwords from Internet Explorer. Firefox can also import from Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 4.x, 6.x and 7.x, and Opera. MacOS X and Linux migrators for browsers like Safari, OmniWeb, Konqueror etc. will arrive in future releases.
- Extension/Theme Manager
New Extension and Theme Managers provide a convenient way to manage and update your add-ons. SmartUpdate also notifies you of updates to Firefox.
- Smaller Download
Windows users will find Firefox is now only 4.6MB to download.
A new online help system is available
- Lots of bug fixes and improvements
Copy Image, the ability to delete individual items from Autocomplete lists, SMB/SFTP support on GNOME via gnome-vfs, better Bookmarks, Search and many other refinements fine tune the browsing experience.
Firefox now comes with an installer for Linux/GTK2 users. The new installer makes the installation process much simpler.
- Look and Feel Updates
Ongoing improvements have been made to improve the way Firefox adheres to your GTK2 themes, such as menus
- Talkback for GTK2
Help us nail down crashes by submitting talkback reports with this crash reporting tool.
Firefox 0.9 is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. You can find download links at the Mozilla.org Web site.