New Second Life Viewer 2.0 Public Beta Launches

The New Second Life Viewer 2.0 Public Beta has arrived today after T Linden’s Keynotes at SL Pro 2010. The new beta viewer page for viewer 2.0 was released to the public just after 9:45am PST (5:45pm UK time)  this morning. The 23rd of February 2010 will be a historical date for Linden Lab and SL residents with the new future generations of 2.0 etc. Great work Linden Lab!

The last few hours or so I have been testing it and here are my latest screenshots of the viewer 2.0 public beta. I have alot of mixed feelings about it so far. So far it looks very nice.

Screenshot of new User Interface

Screenshot of new Help Menu and World Map sidebar

Timeline of SL Viewers

There are alot of new features and menus to get used to in the new viewer 2.0 and it will take some time to get used to it all.

New Features in Viewer 2.0 Public Beta

The next generation Second Life Viewer is here! Download Viewer 2 and experience new features such as:

  • Integrated Web-Based Media
  • Easier, Browser-Like Navigation
  • Side Panel for Frequently-Used Features
  • Improved Search

The Impact

The resident help groups will now have to spend time updating their SL tutorials and SL newbie resources. There have been alot of recent news about this upcoming viewer 2.0 for many months now and now its out to download there will be alot more discussions on it. Feedback will now start spreading inworld/on the internet like the SL Forums, SL Answer and on social networking sites like Plurk, Facebook and Twitter etc. It’s exciting and its going to be interesting how it developments in the coming weeks and months.

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Survey: Do you like the new Second Life Viewer 2.0 Public Beta ? What do you think?