If you thought Mozilla was too slow. Check this mozilla.org project out. It's quite zippy!
Phoenix is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.
Phoenix is not your father's Mozilla browser. It's a lean and fast browser that doesn't skimp on features. A few of the features new to this release include:
- Customizable toolbar
The Phoenix toolbar is easily and quickly re-configured. Users can re-order the buttons and addressbar, can show large or small icons, and can chose to display buttons and text, text only of buttons only. The feature, available from the View|Customize Toolbar... dialog is a convenient way for the user, not the application, to determine what works best for her.
- Quicksearch for Bookmarks and History
The Bookmarks and History managers contain a quicksearch bar for quickly and easily filtering the list of bookmarks or history items. Quicksearch makes managing these lists faster and much more convenient.
- Speed, Speed, and Speed
Phoenix was designed with performance as a primary goal. The XUL experts built a browser that starts in nearly half the time of Mozilla and its commercial derivatives. New windows also snap into existence almost twice as fast as Mozilla and commercial derivatives.
- Overhauled Bookmarks Manager
Phoenix fixes lots of common problems with the bookmarks manager, and adds new undo/redo capability.
- New Look
The Phoenix browser has a fresh new look that combines the stylish icons of the Orbit theme with respect for the system colors/skins/fonts of the Mozilla Classic theme.
- Reasonable Default Settings
The Phoenix developers believe that the browser should just "do the right thing". They have configured behaviors for pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, and other features to simply "do the right thing".
News source: Phoenix Release Notes
Download: Phoenix 0.1 (win32)
Download: Phoenix 0.1 (linux)