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Yup. Do we now have to "think in Russian" to use it? :)
Yes, and you have to browse at the North Pole.
Sorry for the spam. Anyway, I hope they fixed the crappy Firebird Password Manager which didn't work nearly as well as the Mozilla one (only signed me in to about 75% of the sites that Mozilla or IE would).
Won't this confuse people?
Yes, but if the WWF can pull it off, so can we. Besides, in six months you'll forget there ever was any other name.
But I hate the new name. It's stupid.
Our editors are trying to figure out whether this is a question.
Anyway, it sounds like they had sufficient (read: legal and political, rather than sensible) reason to change. See the FAQ
Better security, pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing are all good. The new download and bookmark managers are also nice.
The thing that clinches it for my folks, though, is the ability to change text size. CTRL+ and CTRL- increase and decrease text size regardless of CSS instructions for fixed font sizes. It sometimes looks ugly and breaks the layout, but at least they can read it.
Once that obstacle is overcome though, it's a big step forward. Noticeably faster (firebird already wasn't slow), and a wonderfully practical tool to get the job done.
Does not work in firefox and I hate that. Anyone knows a workaround?
Yes, firebird has had that for a while, hit cntrl + k and it puts you in its google search bar, type in your search, hit enter, there you are.
Everything looked awful. Images looked bad, poor CSS support at major websites, ugly looking interface.
There's no way images will look any different, unless it was installed badly, or something is wrong with the internet cache, etc.
I've used Mozilla for over a year myself and found it more than capable. Sure, some sites don't like it, but they tend to be amateur ones (probably made in FrontPage) rather than any major sites, which can't afford to let their sites look bad.
Can you give examples of the sites that had "poor CSS support"?
You sure this wasn't IE6 you installed? ;)
But seriously, your criticisms don't seem to reflect reality -
Images looked bad - as Hester said this isn't really possible
Poor CSS support at major websites - I've been using firebird as my default browser for more than 6 months and I have yet to come across a single site that did not display CSS correctly. If you're talking about sites (badly) coded specifically for IE bugs then I guess that is a different issue, although I've found this to be extremely rare.
>>ugly looking interface
Again this is a strange comment. If you're comparing it to IE, the differences are barely noticeable (and easy to change)
If you don't like/don't want to use Firebird then that's entirely up to you. It would be nice if your criticsms were rather more constructive however.
In Firefox, I noticed that for toolbars-->Bookmarks Toolbars, FireBIRD is still listed, not FireFOX. Is that there for everyone or is it there because I never uninstalled Firebird?