Internet is back, and we finally paid the asshats running the building to turn on the AC for a few hours. So I guess it's a bit better.
I'm running on Deer Park alpha 2 now (codename for Firefox 1.1) and I have to admit, it's awesome.
You know how they kept saying they increased the performance of back and forward buttons? I always kept wondering, what the fuck? Who needs to spend a whole release on just a back button?
Then I tried the deer park build. Wow, back button really IS a lot faster... It's completely noticable.
Just when you think something silly like a back button can't really improve, they end up improving it.
(yes, this also reminds me of the back button exploit a year ago when you could run an arbitrary program by using the back button)