Flock 2.0 Beta Is Out – Powered By Firefox 3
Two weeks ago, we gave you the heads up that Flock 2.0 beta, which is powered by Firefox 3’s technology, will be soon released for public. And yesterday, the Flock team announced about the availability of the first beta version of Flock 2 for download. Till now, Flock has been running on Firefox 2’s code, but with the release of Firefox 3 later today, Flock 2.0 will soon be released, which will be powered with Firefox 3’s code.
That means better performance, much faster and smaller memory footprint. Several security and performance enhancements have also been made. You will also find the all new Firefox 3’s favourite manager, and the address bar with auto-complete feature. Flock 2.0 beta is still the same in looks, except that the Media and People Sidebar have been polished and tweaked a bit.
This is what the development team has to say:
With all of the attention around the imminent release of MozillaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Firefox 3 technology, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been beaming with enthusiasm about whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in store for Flock fans. Last night, we pushed our public beta (one) of Flock 2 live.Ã‚Â Flock 2 incorporates all of the latest features found in FlockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recent public release, but it runs on the latest and greatest Firefox 3 technology from Mozilla. So now you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to abandon your love affair with your new favorite browser to check out the latest performance, security and feature enhancements from Mozilla. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got them all right here for you!
Here’s a list of services that Flock currently supports:
- People: Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Pownce, Twitter, and YouTube
- Media Sharing: Photobucket, Picasa, Piczo, Blogger, Blogsome, LiveJournal, and Typepad WordPress.com, and Xanga
- Online Favorites: Del.icio.us and Magnolia
- Webmail: AOL Mail, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail.
Flock 2.0 Beta is available for free download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.