The SeaMonkey project has released SeaMonkey 2 Beta 1, a significantly improved SeaMonkey Internet Suite, on its ways to its second major release.
Starting with a new theme, there’s a lot of great new features for SeaMonkey users. Most notably it gets all the improvements of the last two releases of the Gecko rendering engine with access to native audio and video and a cool list of newly supported web standards users can better appreciate at hacks.mozilla.org.
Among visual and usability improvements, SeaMonkey users get a more customizable toolbar for the browser and mail components, similar to Firefox. Mozilla Add-ons access is directly accessible from the Add-ons Manager.
A new download manager with pause and resume functions, and useful details like download speed and remaining time is also available.
SeaMonkey is available in 15 languages and variations for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Note that like Firefox 3, SeaMonkey 2 will drop support for Windows 95/98/Me and NT.
More details in SeaMonkey 2 Beta 1 release notes.