It has been a little while since I have taken a look to see what Firefox 3 (codenamed Gran Paradiso and also known as Minefield) is up to. I didn’t expect it to be much different than Firefox 2 but there were a few features, such as Places, that had gotten pushed back for the release of Firefox 3. In a matter of a few minutes I had the latest nightly build up and running.
I was shocked to see essentially no difference between version 2 and version 3. You may ask yourself “what about the Places bookmark system?” That has actually been pulled out of Firefox 3 for the time being because they just implemented the new theme. For that reason they removed Places until they could get it adjusted to match the rest of Firefox.
As far as the Acid 2 web standard compliance goes it looks like it gets a little better with Firefox 3. Hey, at least the face has eyes now!
I’ll probably be making the switch over to Firefox 3 pre-Alpha about a month after Firefox 2 gets released (I need to have some stability in my life, and a month’s worth should be enough :) ). I love testing new browsers mostly for the sheer excitement. I’ve been using Firefox 2 since around January as my primary browser and there were a few bumps along the way but it was always my default browser.