Opinions split over whether Firefox 2.0 is any good or not

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firefox.jpgIt might be the browser success story of the last couple of years, but opinions are split over whether Firefox’s recently-released v2.0 upgrade is the best thing since sliced bread, or the mouldiest thing since that sliced bread you found at the back of your cupboard. Witness these two contrasting views.

FoxNews.com gives it the thumbs up in its review, saying that “when it comes to ease of use, mission accomplished” and claiming it has “the greatest out-of-the-box usability of any Web browser that we have tested” That’s high praise. They also like the improvements in tabbed window management, the built-in spell checking and integrated search aids, as well as the ability to restore old browsing sessions after a crash.

It’s fair to say Listvine.com doesn’t agree, having posted 9 reasons not to upgrade to Firefox 2.0, saying that “the lack of polished improvements combined with a high level of user satisfaction with the older version of the browser have given rise to a growing sense that upgrading to 2.0 might not be a good idea.”

Meanwhile, ZDNet falls somewhere between the two camps, albeit presenting its views in the provocatively-titled ‘Is Firefox 2.0 a dud?’ post.

Stuart Dredge