Last week, I installed Firefox 3 RC1 to give it a try. After trying it, when I uninstalled it, unfortunately, it wiped out all of my Firefox profile. Mozilla said FF3 RC1 won’t disrupt my current installation, but it did! All my history, bookmarks, settings, saved-passwords etc. were gone. Luckily, I had an up-to-date backup, so I recovered everything back. If anyone of you also had similar problems, but still want to use Firefox 3 RC1, along with Firefox 2, I found the perfect solution for that.
I was just discussing this yesterday, about the Firefox 3 RC1 given on the Mozilla FTP. And look, here we have the RC1 announced by Mozilla team today. Wondering what’s new? Check out the release notes for this.
Many fixes and improvements have been made to improve security, and performance. Including fixes for stability and web-compatibility. One major change that you will all notice is the change in the user-interface. Looks like Mozilla heard my shout! “I want a better default theme!” :P
I’ve been keeping an eye on the main Firefox releases FTP site. When I checked it yesterday, I noticed a new folder 3.0rc1 there. And guess what, when I checked it for any new releases, I found Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, which is expected to release by the end of May.
(Screenshot taken from Firefox 3 RC1)Ã‚Â
As Mozilla has said before, if they don’t find any ground-breaking bugs in RC1, then this can be considered as the final release. So what do you think, is this actually Firefox 3 RC1, or a beta version of Firefox RC1? :P