Firefox is one of the most popular internet browsers out there; it is a completely open source program that has nearly endless customization features and add-ons that can do just about anything you can imagine. Today I am going to review some of my favorite add-ons and some of the beta/nightly versions that Mozilla has put out.
FireGestures- An add-on that allows you to use certain functions by right-clicking and dragging in a certain pattern (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firegestures/?src=search) (Jaded note: Works very similarly to Dolphin HD browser for Android)
Cooliris- A completely new way to search for pictures and videos, displays pictures in a scrollable 3D wall, capable of displaying content from Facebook, Google, Youtube, Flickr, etc. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cooliris/?src=search)
StumbleUpon- If you haven’t heard of this one yet, WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? (Just kidding), Seriously though, this is by far one of the greatest things to ever happen with the internet, here is how it works: you select topics that you are interested in and then you hit the stumble button on the toolbar, and presto, a page in that topic pops up. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stumbleupon/?src=ss)
Nightly builds/Beta Versions
Nightly 64-bit and Firefox 9.0 Aurora
These versions of Firefox are basically the same as the normal one with only one major difference: Speed. These versions load pages so much quicker than the current mainstream version it feels like you got whiplash just from watching it. The Nightly build was doubly impressive to me as the only 64-bit browser I have used before is Internet Explorer, which, as we all know, sucks major ass…
I only have a few things to complain about with these two browsers, and here they are…
Firefox 9.0 Aurora
As this is only a beta version (not to mention one that is out before the 8.0 version has been released), the programmers are probably going to fuck something up before it is actually released as stable, and it won’t be as awesome as it is right now.
Mozilla has not stated whether or not they intend to release a stable mainstream 64-bit version yet, so add-on programmers are probably going to be hesitant to build a version that is supported on something that might not be around in a few years (although now that everything has gone to 64-bit, there will probably be a stable version in the near future).