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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 segagenesis on 7/10/2006 10:55:18 AM , Rating: 3
FF is a great browser ... FF should have added a ton of new features and really out shined IE.

Stop right there. If it's already so great then why change it? I'm going to work against the grain here and ask this... what are these new features that you speak of? I could be using Firefox 1.0 or IE 6 which are "old" yet I do not see a difference in normal daily browsing. Hell even the abandoned IE on older Mac's lying around the office still works fine... the only real "issue" you might come across are rendering errors on a select few sites. Last I checked the IE that came with Windows 95B is the only one thats so old that sites do not display at all correctly. As far as new features I read that list and this is what first came to mind...

Spell checker: I don't see this putting a dent in "I R ASK U WHAT U LIEK?".
Session restore: Stop opening 50 pages at once.

And so on. Simplicity rules and if my browser starts looking like Headline News with all the extra whistles then I'll pass. And no, I'm not a IE7 fan either... I would almost dare say that both browsers should take a page from Opera before trying to fight with each other.

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