Posted by Luyi Chen under Cnbloggercon Comments
Chinese Blogger Conference is giving away limited number of Firefox Tshirt. To win the tshirt, you have to write a blog post about the new release of Firefox 2.0 and its new features, then trackback to the original post.
To be honest, I haven’t installed Firefox 2.0 yet. Based on my experience, if I install the latest builds of Firefox today, all my extensions will stop work. I cannot live without some of them, like del.icio.us extension. Compared with an unfunctional new browser, I would rather spend more days with my long used old one.
But I have read all kinds of reviews of the new version before it’s officially launched. I really look forward to the new version. I took a look at the release notes again. Following features are the most wanted, although security improvements are important for sure.
Resuming your browsing session.
If it has been implemented in previous version, it would have saved my life for many times. Just imagine how sad it is when your browser crashed with 10 unread tabs open. I really look forward to this feature, and I hope it works like it’s said in the release notes.
Inline spell checking.
I don’t know if this is a must have feature, but it’s true that sometimes I wrote long paragraph in Word or OneNote first to check my spells. Not sure online or offline dictionary this feature uses. If it’s fast and simple, this is definitely useful.
Client-side session and persistent storage
I haven’t read though the specification yet. This is not related closely to normal users. But I suppose this feature will improve performance of web applications like Gmail.
Read all the new features at the release notes. I bet most of the users don’t read this carefully. And probably they don’t have a clear vision why they should upgrade to the new version.