I’ve recently installed Bon Echo Alpha 1 (Firefox 2.0) to both my XP laptop and Mac Mini. Makes me wonder, are they going to change the Firefox branding? It has a new logo and probably a new name (if they’ll drop “Firefox” and just do a “Bon Echo v. 1” later on). I thought Firefox is a cool name.
Anyway, over the Easter holidays, I have thoroughly tested it on both OS. There’s not much difference over Firefox 1.5 series aside from being a better Mac-look-and-feel on a Mac OS X. But the best feature that I love is their adoptation of Safari’s close marks (x) being inside the tab. I think it’s most helpful when you have lots of tabs open and you’d like to close some without actually looking at the contents of each. All in all, Bon Echo is stable for an Alpha release. You can test it yourself. You don’t need to uninstall Firefox.