Firefox 3 Beta 3: Initial Experiences
I just downloaded Firefox 3 Beta 3 for Mac OS X Leopard.
My initial impressions are as follows:
- It looks great!
- It’s fast! In some cases, blazingly fast! Page renderings, downloads, etc.
- Its AJAX support is very weak! This is a showstopper for me, as I use a number of AJAX-based applications. Although the word processing aspect of Google Docs appears to work, the spreadsheet capability isn’t quite there yet. And surprisingly, when I opened my GMail contacts, none of them appeared!
- Its add-on support is weak. This isn’t too surprising, I suppose, and is perhaps somewhat unfair to mention at this point. However, none of my add-ons work with this release, so I thought it was worth noting.
Looks highly promising, but don’t uninstall Firefox 2 (or your current production browser) just yet.