Firefox 3 RC1
I really, really, really want to run Firefox 3. I’ve tested it out in the Beta versions and it has much better memory management, which, for me, is about the only thing I think really needs improvement in Firefox.
The problem is that Firefox 3 doesn’t accept (still) self-signed certificates. This is generally a good thing for Grandmas and Grandpas out there who don’t know about security. I don’t want them signing their life away because they click a link that doesn’t really go to their bank, or PayPal, or something else like that. But (!) I do need to be able to accept such “shady” certificates in order to use Firefox as my general web development testing browser. This is only frustrating, of course, because I can certainly keep Firefox 2 on my computer until the end of time, if I have to.
Or can I…?
When I uninstalled Firefox 3 RC1, unlike with the Beta versions, it uninstalled Firefox completely. Apparently in my haste to try it out, I didn’t realize that 3RC1 installed right on top of Firefox 2. It only took me about as long as it took to write this post to fix the problem (by re-downloading and re-installing Firefox 2), but it was annoying enough to drive me to my blog to write about it.
And since I hate it when the people with the complaints are the most vocal, let me say, with the exception of the certificate issue, I think Firefox 3 is great. If you don’t have the same problem as me, then I don’t think there’s any reason why you would not want to upgrade right now. Well, other than it’s still only a Release Candidate, so it’s possible that there are still some minor bugs to work out.