Firefox 3 and it has so much to learn about you may want to read the full review. But if you just need to know the most notable features, all you need is 5 minutes. Go!
0. The road Codenamed Gran Paradiso. 8 alphas, 5 betas, 3 release candidates, thousands of fixed bugs, a cool robot story, a redesigned site, and 20 months since Firefox 2 later, Firefox 3 has arrived.
2. Your personal web powered by Places. Bookmark pages with a single click. Tag them. File them. Search your bookmarks and history. Save the search.
3. Awesome Location Bar powered by Places. Start typing in the location bar and Firefox will suggest pages based not only on address matches but also tags and titles of bookmarked and visited sites.
4. Visual Refresh Firefox looks better integrated in all three officially supported platforms (Mac OS X, Windows and Linux) thanks to specific themes developed for each: Firelight, Strata, and Tango, respectively.
5. Download resume Your 500Mb download is still 24% to go and you just have to leave, what do you do? Unplug. Firefox will resume the next time it comes up online. On Windows, downloads get automatically scanned by your antivirus. Track download status from the status bar.
6. Full page zoom The whole page: text, layout, images. Need text only? View menu/Zoom/Zoom Text
Only. Plus, Firefox will remember your zoom level the next time you visit that domain.
7. Web mail protocol handlers Is Yahoo! Mail your actual email application? Firefox gets it. Select Options… in the Tools (Preferences in the Firefox menu on Mac OS X, Edit menu on Linux) and change it in the Applications pane. As more web applications add support you will be able to use them as your chat, email, calendar or any other protocol handler.
8. Better security You will now be warned when visiting a site known for serving malware and will have to whitelist a site using an invalid or expired certificate to access it. The new site button in the location bar (gray by default) turns blue for encrypted connections (SSL), and green for sites using EV certificates (PayPal, eBay, banks, etc.)
9. Integrated Add-ons No need to go to Mozilla Add-on to search and install themes, extensions and dictionaries. Open the Add-on Manager (Tools menu) and click on Get Add-ons.
10. More Firefox 3 requires Windows 2000 or later (no Windows 95, 98 or Me), Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later or a Linux distribution based on the Linux kernel 2.2.14 and later. It is available in 45 languages. Firefox 3.1, the next version, is expected for late this year.
11. Get it today and make history as Firefox sets a new Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in a single day. More detail in the full review. Tweak it.