Firefox 2.0 might not be out until October. So what. I like being the first kid on the block with the latest software so I downloaded the beta as soon as it came out. It was OK. The new features include an anti-phishing tool, which is nice; new tab features — which are available as extensions in 1.5 and better search, allowing you to search individual websites — which is nice, but … ho-hum. In fact, I find all the new features a little ho-hum. What I would have liked to have seen was a serious de-bloating and a serious speed injection. I use Firefox now, because I have to. I would much prefer to use Opera, but alas, many websites don’t work in Opera. I’m also looking forward to Swift, but for now it’s just way too buggy.