Mozilla Slims Down

If you’re a Windows user who’s been intrigued by Mozilla’s power and standards-compliance, but you’ve been turned off by its “bloat” (providing a browser, mail client, newsreader, HTML authoring program, etc. in one app), now you’ve finally got an alternative! Phoenix 0.1 has just been released. Phoenix strips out all the ancillary functionality to provide a slim, trim browser based on the world-beating Gecko rendering engine, and with a few neat new features (customizable toolbars!) to boot. A lot of the things I love about Mozilla haven’t made it into Phoenix yet — it is at version 0.1, after all — but it’s a neat example of how customizable and configurable Mozilla can be.