Highly-anticipated Firefox 2 was released on Tuesday. Although this release does not have any earth-shattering new features, it does consolidate some features that previously required extensions (now termed add-ons), like better tab and RSS feed management, built-in spell checking, a session restore feature, and an improved search box. This new release is faster and rock-solid stable, allaying some of the previous complaints of memory leaks. Check out this review of the new features that also includes screen shots of some of the streamlined UI changes.
To coincide with this release, Mozilla has revamped its Add-ons page, making it easier to navigate and renaming “extensions” to “add-ons” to make their purpose a little clearer for users skittish about customizing their browser experience.
This upgrade is most definitely worth it, and if you haven’t yet tried Firefox out, there’s no better time than now.