A new name and a new version. A new release of Firebird has hit the Internet, v.8. Along with this new version is a new name as well, Firefox. Apparently there's a database that is already called Firebird so the name was changed to avoid confusion. I hope they finally stick with a name this time.
The big things for this version:
* Windows Installer
Firefox now comes with an installer for Windows. Aside from making the installation process smoother, the installer also solves some common plug-in problems.
* Download Manager
The new streamlined download manager keeps your downloads organized without getting in your way. Select Tools > Downloads or press Ctrl+E to see it or change its behavior.
* New Add Bookmark Dialog
The Add Bookmark dialog has been enhanced and now allows the creation of new bookmark folders.
* Work Offline
It's now possible to view Web pages you've previously visited without being connected to the Internet.
* Better Handling of File Types
Binary files (e.g. .wma and .rar files) served by servers incorrectly sending text/plain should no longer be displayed as garbage in the browser, rather they should be appropriately handled.
* New XPInstall Frontend
The dialog that appears when installing themes and extensions has been redesigned and is easier to use.
* New default theme for MacOS X
The Pinstripe theme integrates better on MacOS X than the Qute theme, used on Windows and Linux.
* Lots of bug fixes and improvements
Disabling of form auto-completion is now working, the address bar now remembers the edited text across tab switching, among many other bug fixes.
The download sites are kinda overloaded right now. I still haven't found a good mirror. If you still haven't tried this great browser you should. Firefox, even in it's pre-1.0 state, is what a browser is supposed to be.