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Mozilla's Firefox browser moves closer to its official 2.0 release

For you Firefox fiends out there, Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 RC has been released. Microsoft has been garnering a lot of attention recently with the public betas of its Internet Explorer 7.0 browser, so the Mozilla Foundation can now steal a bit of that limelight.

According to Steve' Bryant's blog over at eWeek, there are versions of the new browser available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X even though the official announcement isn’t expected from Mozilla until tomorrow. Features included with this latest release include anti-phishing technology, built-in spell checking, session restore, Undo Close Tab and scrolling tabs.

The people over at CyberNet have already posted a tweak guide for Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 RC, so be sure to check it out to see all of the latest perks and quirks with the new browser. And as always, be careful as this is still experimental software.



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RE: DIsappointing
By smitty3268 on 7/10/2006 9:57:38 AM , Rating: 3
I'd rather not see Firefox get too bloated by putting everything and the kitchen sink into it at once - I think the changes in 2.0 are pretty good. What exactly is it that you think should have been added?

I think FF is at the point where it really just needs polishing rather than tons of new features. They decided to focus mainly on the user interface and features for this release while putting the new technologies (Gecko 1.9, Cairo, Places) into 3.0.


RE: DIsappointing
By Inkjammer on 7/10/2006 10:37:03 AM , Rating: 2
I'd love to see Firefox get better skins support and more options for customizing the UI, but as it is, the browser does everything I need it to as it is. Speed and security are the main featuers I want in a browser. Everything else is just icing.


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