I am testing Firefox 3.5. The hype surrounding this version, the expectations that Firefox automatically gets in users’ minds, and my poor perception are possibly the major reasons why I am not yet impressed.
Decline: Slower startup time
Saw this before: Tab Tearing in Google Chrome, Private Browsing in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 8, Smarter session restore in Maxthon.
Improvement: Tagging URLs for Awesomebar, Memory usage
Interesting: Location-aware Browsing
Neat: Recently closed tabs and windows
Very neat: Forget this site
Cool: 70 languages
Super cool: Audio and video tags (Apparently Apple Safari 3.1 has this feature too.)
I tried to insert a video but it didn’t work. Something that I must be doing wrong.
Like Kevin Purdy wrote, Firefox 3.5 is a pretty substantial update. Not a lot more than that considering that they have gone from 3.0.11 to 3.5 directly.
I don’t talk about the speed because these days the browsers have become so increasingly competitive, which I am not complaining about, that I take improvements for granted.