Firefox 2 (Now Officially!) Released

With the Firefox 2 RC3 being released recently we have all been waiting with bated breath for the full 2.0 release. Well I have anyway. Seems I didn’t have long to wait: Firefox 2 has been moved to the ‘release’ section of Mozilla’s FTP server.

Go get it!

(From that page go to either ‘win32’ –> locale or linux-i686 –> locale

Note: At the time of writing (~1740 23/10/06) Firefox 2 hasn’t actually been officially released on the Firefox homepage. This is expected Tuesday.

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Firefox 2 has since been released. Go get it!

IE7 Released

Just a quick post to let anyone who hasn’t heard know that IE 7 has officially been released as a public download after one and a half years in development. The word is that it will be pushed into automatic updates on November 1st.

It should also be noted that Firefox 2 will hopefully be released in the next few weeks, as RC 3 was made available a couple days ago. The version of Firefox 1.5 that shipped was the same as its RC 3, so here’s hoping. Personally, I can’t wait for Firefox 3 and the changes to the Gecko rendering engine (ACID compliance and the like).

On November 1st, half the world will start IE 7 and think “Oooh! The internet’s been upgraded!”

Two Handy Portable Apps

So I recently purchased a 1Gb USB drive to replace my somewhat neanderthalic (but still useful) 64Mb drive (which in turn had replaced a by-now-prehistoric 16Mb drive). Up until recently when using computers that were not my own, I had been using whatever browser was on the machine, and downloading and using puTTY each time. Not too bad, but a bit tedious. Not to mention I’m not a great fan of IE. Thus I decided to grab the portable versions of Firefox and PuTTY and put them on my USB drive.

Man is it useful having them avaliable on a flash drive or what? Continue reading “Two Handy Portable Apps”