Firefox 1.0 was released today. Mozilla.org is completely down, which doesn’t surprise me in the least. I downloaded my copy from
For those of you still using Internet Explorer, Firefox offers a host of features which leaves Internet Explorer feeling bloated and limited. In addition to tabbed browsing (which, although it took some time to adjust to, I now find incredibly useful), an integrated Google bar (that one can get to quickly using ctrl + e), a vastly improved page search tool and an almost foolproof popup blocker, Firefox also maintains all of the shortcuts and features present in Internet Explorer.
For example, in Internet Explorer one can get to the address bar by pressing F6, and can have the http://www. and .com added to a typed address instantly by pressing ctrl+enter. Firefox takes this a step further. Not only do these shortcuts work in Firefox, but one can also access .org and .net domains with equal ease by using ctrl+shift+enter and shift+enter, respectively.
Of the users I know (myself included) who have tried Firefox, every single person has switched. And there’s a good reason why: Firefox is just a better browser.