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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 kelmon on 7/10/2006 10:32:08 AM , Rating: 2
From my perspective I'd have liked Firefox to act like a Mac application on the Mac by supporting functions like Network Preferences, Keychain Services and using the built-in spell checker (why should I have to teach another spell checker a word?). OS neutral features are a little hard to think of but one that occurs is automated form completion along similar lines as that implemented in Safari (complete a "basic" form field, such as First Name, and the browser completes the rest automatically). Beyond this I would expect that other must-have features that I want can be accommodated by Flock (such as an RSS reader) since I really am not a fan of extensions. In this respect I see Firefox more as a solid foundation for other browsers to build on rather than as a browser that I'd use on a day-to-day basis.

Still, restoring sessions is a very nice function...

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