Firefox 3 Beta 3 is Out

Firefox 3 Beta 3 is out and so far it looks great.

I’ve been watching for it off and on all day, having seen an article about it late yesterday (and Ars Technica now has a “first look” article, as well). When I checked a few minutes ago, I saw that it had been released to the download servers late today. I running it right now on one of my Linux boxes and have seen no problems so far. Seems a bit faster than 3b2 and the UI has gotten a bit of attention, even on the Linux platform which saw a major overhaul with b2.

[Edit 8:35pm] OK, I spoke too soon. There’s a bit of wierdness with some of the dynamic stuff like address completion in Gmail. It will be interesting to see how soon that gets ironed out.

LinuxMint 3.1

I haven’t posted much of late on my Linux dabblings, but have been running various versions of LinuxMint 3 for the past few months. I just (as in yesterday) moved two of my boxes over to the newly-released version 3.1 and it went flawlessly. I’ve been running the past couple of betas for a month or so without any trouble, so I really didn’t expect any issues when 3.1 was announced.

As has become my practice, the first things I typically did after installing was to switch to stock installations of Firefox (Gran Paradiso aka Firefox 3 alpha 8, in this case) and OpenOffice, rather than the versions installed from the distro’s repositories.