Monday, March 15, 2004

Next gen browsers - Firefox!!!

Installed Mozilla Firefox today. It is the latest in the Mozilla chain. To be more specific Mozilla was an Open Source offshoot of Netscape, combining a whole suite of browser, mail and newsgroups readers, chat engine etc. Then the team cam up with a standalone browser called Firebird. The plus point was that as it was not a suite it was much lighter in its memory footprint. Now do to one reason or another (which can be found at their homepage) the name has changed to Firefox. His browser is a lean mean killing machine. Its footprint is really small and it has a whole slew of features attached. One very good feature is that we can use keyboard quote efficiently in this browser. Another plus-point is the concept of extensions, which are basically add-ons or bolt-ons, that can be attached to the browser for specific needs. One must try it out!!!