New optimized Mac-Firefox builds available

Feb 26, 2007 - 4 Comments

The folks at the Beatnik Pad have released new builds of Firefox 2.0.0.2. The Firefox update includes many security fixes some of which were deemed “critical”. For those of you are unfamiliar with Beatnik Pad’s Firefox’s builds, they are optimized at compile time for the G4, G5 and the x86 Mac OS X architectures. Beatnik Pad also offers a version of Firefox with Mac OS X style widgets, and one with the standard Firefox widgets. The site is also a good resource for a couple of plugins that can make Firefox behave more like Safari. My personal favorite is “Fission” which takes the “page load” status bar and places it in the address bar in a similar fashion to what you’d find in Safari. Read on for a screenshot!

Check out Fission Here!

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  1. tayker says:

    BeatnikPad is sketchy sometimes on the updates. Furbism:

    http://firefoxmac.furbism.com/

    seem to stay on top of their Mac optimized updates.

  2. Vladimir says:

    Do they optimize builds for Windows too?

  3. anon says:

    I’m just waiting for official Firefox to finally integrate their pretty form widgets into the official build. Right now ff forms are fugly! +1 for Camino and for websites doing their CSS right (like osxdaily.com)

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