By now you've heard that Firebird has been renamed Firefox and a 0.8 release has been, well, released. Here are a few first impressions for the OS X user:
- Startup time is not noticeably faster than Firebird 0.7, but it is noticeably slower than Safari 1.2.
- Yes, you still get that tiny phantom window when you use Apple's Expose feature.
- Woohoo! They've included DOM Inspector, I now have no reason to have the full version of Mozilla installed.
- Yes, the new Pinstripe theme is that cool.
- OS X hotkeys like cmd-m to minimize and shift-cmd-left/right to switch tabs still do not work. Bummer.
- about:plugins shows they're still working with Java 1.3.1, so still no Newsmonster support. Argh.
Enough to get me to switch? I dunno. It's tempting to want to use a cross-platform browser, but I'm really only using one platform on the desktop these days anyway.