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Fun with Firefox

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Firefox 1.5 is here. The lightweight browser that's been eating into Internet Explorer's mindshare has gotten even better. You can check out the PC Magazine Review for more details on what's new.

Firefox's operating philosophy is to stay lean and add features sparingly. The goal is to avoid creating a large "feature rich" web browser that can end up slow, bloated and, less secure. Instead, the Mozilla developers are using extension developers as an organic market research team, taking the features from some of the most popular extensions and integrating them into the browser.

The new extensions architecture does mean that a number of existing extensions had to be rewritten, and new ones are under development. We took a look at some of the current extensions supported by Firefox 1.5, some useful, some fun.

We also took a gander at a few of the existing themes available for Firefox. While theme developers haven't been as active as the extensions crowd, a good theme can skin your browser and make it more pleasing.

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Fire FTP, themes

I've got to try out Fire FTP. I also like the Simpler themes especially the green one and the iFox theme as well.

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