While I did download the Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 release last night, I have finally got around to getting it installed. My system has been a bit problematic for the better part of the day. I also was having some issues with FEBE as well, but those seemed to be related to my profile which I had carried over from Firefox…well I have no idea what Firefox version I started this profile with. I’ve got all my add-ons, passwords, bookmarks and a couple other (except I don’t think my about:config settings carry) items backed up ready to import. So with the first run of Firefox 3.6b1 I was presented with this splash/welcome page:
Now a couple things I discovered as well on this first run. Persona is already built-in so all you need to do is follow the link and pick what you want your Firefox wants to wear. I say built-in as it is not an installed add-on. However I discovered a couple surprising things when I went to the add-ons manager, Google Gears was already installed (though not compatible with Firefox 3.6 Beta 1). However, I was shocked to discover the Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant add-on was pending install (after restart). WTF! It is already installed as version 0.0.0! First off I thought Mozilla had block that add-on and further is a clean install of Firefox with a new profile. I canceled the pending install and disabled the one that is installed.