This is pretty neat, haven’t seen anyone mention it so I thought I’d just point it out, charitable guy that I am 😉
It’s something like a personalised portal interface, it’s actually pretty neat, after you’ve selected what you want to show, you can drag and drop the boxes around to get the layout just how you want.
It doesn’t have that many options at the moment, just the normal ones like BBC, Wired and Slashdot, but it’s pretty neat and serves as a nice homepage, especially if you are primarily a gmail user.
You can check it out here: http://www.google.com/ig
Some other resources I use are:
Also as a side note, a lot of you are probably still using Firefox 1.0.4, 1.0.5 just came out a few days ago and has been supersceded by 1.0.6 which came out last night (due to some stability issues with the new API implementation.
Why Use Firefox?“Beware of spyware. If you can, use the Firefox browser.” – USA Today “Better than Internet Explorer by leaps and bounds.” – FORBES
Stop annoying popup ads in their tracks with Firefox’s built in popup blocker.
View more than one web page in a single window with this time saving feature. Open links in the background so that they’re ready for viewing when you’re ready to read them.
Privacy and Security
Built with your security in mind, Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls. A comprehensive set of privacy tools keep your online activity your business.
Google Search is built right into the toolbar, and there is a plethora of other search tools including Smart Keywords (type “dict
RSS integration lets you read the latest news headlines and read updates to your favorite sites that are syndicated. (This means you can easily watch blogs for new posts as long as they have RSS/XML/Atom feeds)
Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they’re easy to find. Fewer prompts mean files download quicker.
Fits Like a Glove
Simple and intuitive, yet fully featured, Firefox has all the functions you’re used to – Bookmarks, History, Full Screen, Text Zooming to make pages with small text easier to read, etc.
S, M, L or XL–It’s Your Choice
Firefox is the most customizable browser on the planet. Customize your toolbars to add additional buttons, install new Extensions that add new features, add new Themes to browse with style, and use the adaptive search system to allow you to search an infinite number of engines. Firefox is as big or small as you want.
Setup’s a Snap
At only 4.7MB (Windows), Firefox takes just a few minutes to download over a slow connection and seconds over a fast connection. The installer gets you set up quickly, and the new Easy Transition system imports all of your settings – Favorites, passwords and other data from Internet Explorer and other browsers – so you can start surfing right away.
Get funky extensions here: https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox
My favourites would be:
4) Dictionary Search
8) Download Manager Tweak
9) IE view
Get it now, reclaim the web!