SeaMonkey 2 Beta 1 comes out packed with new features

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.

Its JavaScript engine also gets TraceMonkey performance enhancements for faster web applications execution.

SeaMonkey

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.

SeaMonkey 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 download manager

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.

5 thoughts on “SeaMonkey 2 Beta 1 comes out packed with new features”

  1. Why does this site display the “You’re settling for good when there’s awesome” banner for SeaMonkey? Does it do the same for Camino?

    -JAK

  2. The banner displays “You’re settling for good when there’s awesome” in Firefox 3.5 also. Must be a bug.

  3. Finally been using the Alpha for a long time now. Love how fast Seamonkey really is when compared to Firefox 3.x (IMO). This is a big day for Mozilla as they also announced Thunderbird 3 beta 3 (which I have been using since last Thursday and loving every minute of it).

  4. @gxg, I’m getting “Thanks for using Firefox. Don’t miss the upgrade.” because I’m using Firefox 3.10 on campus. At home I get “You rock [something or other].” for using 3.5

    -JAK

  5. Okay, forget the irregularities of the banner, did no one notice the words “Web feeds preview” hanging around in the article with no apparent purpose? Or is that something else that changes depending on which browser you’re using 🙂 ?

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