SeaMonkey 2.5 offers a little evolution a la Firefox 8
Mozilla’s son of Netscape Navigator chugs along with the relative speed of rapid release without the confusing version inflation. Thereupon, this release looks very much like Firefox 8, the current stable release of the open source software maker’s flagship browser.
Miss Netscape Navigator? Well, it’s royal bloated bugginess isn’t coming back, but you can get an all-in-one web/email/chat/HTML editing client from Mozilla. Their latest iteration, SeaMonkey 2.5 (release notes), comes to market with most if not all of the changes baked into Firefox 8:
• Users now have more control over their add-ons. Upon upgrade, activation of third-party add-ons needs to be confirmed explicitly.
• Improvements to HTML5 media elements and added support for new media APIs to improve the overall performance of video and audio
• Additional support for HTML5 technologies, including the crossorigin attribute and insertAdjacentHTML
• Updates to WebSockets
• Support for CORS for WebGL textures
• Hyphenation is now supported in many more languages
• Fixed several stability issues
An interesting difference between Firefox 8 and SeaMonkey is HTML5 compatibility — they score 314 and 287, respectively. What gives?
Nevertheless, if you prefer Mozilla’s simian-i-fied browser, get your copy of SeaMonkey 2.5 here.