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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 stncttr908 on 7/10/2006 10:28:12 AM , Rating: 2
Well, thanks to its open source nature there can always be new features added by end users. That alone gives it an edge over IE, which is limited to Google Toolbar a few other 3rd party (usually not free) applications.

RE: DIsappointing
By oTAL on 7/10/2006 12:51:29 PM , Rating: 2
ACtually the new IE supports extensions... not that imagine switching back, but ppl at MS know what they are doing... if they could replicate the features in a more stable, pre-installed package then I wouldn't bother installing FF (as wouldn't 80% of current FF user).
Right now I love FF, and apart from the small memory leaks and sluggish performace with over 3 windows (20 tabs+ each) it does almost everything I want it to. The embbeded things I really wanted to see are exactly the ones that were added. Only one is missing, which is some kind of secure RoboForm like intelligent form filler. With that I'd be in browser heaven. And I hope they get 2.0 less a memory hogger than 1.5... it's not a huge deal, but I sometimes have to restart the browser to go down to acceptable memory levels (about twice a week).

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