This is Firefox software update in action. It’s very quick, due to the update from beta 1 to beta 2 being only 782KB, and it handles the updating and installing of the browser for you through a wizard-style interface. It then updates your extensions if needed.
All in all I’m highly impressed. The feature seems very polished and is very welcome seeing as in the past we’ve had to download the whole thing again every time a security update is released.
Non-American-English users may also be pleased to know that Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 is available in localised form. Including British English. Yay.
Now I have 46MB of updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 to install…