Just read Scoble saying that the new Firefox, currently at RC 2 is quick. He’s right, just downloaded it then, I’ve immediately noticed the different.
Also a tip for Firefox users, if you haven’t downloaded it yet, get DownThemAll.
From their page:
“DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, last but not least, it’s fully integrated into your favorite browser!”
I’ve actually had it installed for a while but wasn’t using it for my downloads. I started about 2 weeks ago…downloads are just that much quicker. For example, the download of FF RC2 which was about 5.8mb downloaded on my 2mb cable connection in about 7-8 seconds at an average of 200kb/s…incredibly quick compared to the standard FF download feature…indeed, it looks like the Mozilla team hasn’t done a thing in the new version to improve this feature of Firefox either, which is a shame,anyhow: DownThemAll is highly recommended.