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November 30, 2005

1.5 Release of Firefox

For the past year I have been 'taking back the web' and using Firefox, and today it got an important upgrade to 1.5. Firefox is now faster rendering, more secure and features a new update service to apply important patches automatically. Just after I installed it and the tried to load the default page (www.mozzila.org - seemed to be getting hit hard) I witnessed another good feature, helpful error messages. Now when you get a 404 error or a timed out message you get information to help explain the problem and a Try Again button.

So if you browse the web you should be downloading and installing this right now.

Posted by The Technician at November 30, 2005 07:46 PM


I've just downloaded Firefox 1.5 and it was worth it. So far I've found that there's not a great deal different from version 1.0.7, but lots of nice small touches such as the 404 error page you mentioned.

If you haven't downloaded it already, you should get the Session Saving Extension as, in my opinion, it's really the big reason for justifying the upgrade. It's a great feature.

Posted by: Seraph at December 2, 2005 10:14 PM

Thanks for the link to the Session Saving Extension, I always liked the fact that Opera would load the previous opened tabs when started and now I get the same feature in Firefox. At the moment I am trying IE7, Firefox 1.5 and Opera 8.5 and with them all having tabbed browsing and a clean interface finding a clear favourite is hard. But I do use Firefox for most of my browsing at home.

Posted by: The Technician at December 5, 2005 08:39 PM