Portable Firefox And 2.0 Beta 1 Get New FeaturesJohn Haller from PortableApps.com has finally released Firefox and 2.0 Beta 1 with some snazzy new features. Here is what he has to say about the what’s new:

Live/CD Support – Firefox Portable supports running from a CD or other read-only media right out of the box. You just need change one setting to do it, too. Best of all, Firefox Portable will even detect if you’re running from a read-only location and offer to run locally, which is handy if you have a write-protection switch on your flash drive or memory card. Full details are in the support topic on Running from a CD.

In-Place Upgrades – Firefox Portable now supports the ability to do what we’re calling an “in-place upgrade”. This means that you can extract it right over an existing installation of Firefox Portable without losing any of your existing data and it’ll Just Work. This will apply to future releases of Firefox Portable as you’ll still need to manually update due to the directory changes.

Partial Upgrade Support Fixed – Firefox Portable now fully supports the ability to use Firefox’s partial upgrades. No changes are needed. Firefox Portable will automatically let you know when an update is available and let you choose when you’d like to install it. This is important, since some flash drives can be very slow, taking several minutes to update. Just be sure you have at least 40mb free on your drive when you do an update, since Firefox’s update process doesn’t yet check for low disk space.

Wine Support in Linux/Debian/Unix – Firefox Portable now supports the ability to download, install and run within Wine. That means you can run it right within your *nix of choice without any changes. You can even copy things like your bookmarks and cookies back and forth to your local copy of Firefox.

It is great that Portable Firefox (now renamed to Firefox Portable) will be able to download and install the partial updates which makes upgrades a little quicker. Also, one of the coolest features in my opinion is that it can run with Wine which should make some of the Linux fans happy. Download Portable Firefox Download Portable Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 Download Portable Firefox 1.0.8