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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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2.0 Beta 1 RC?
By Lord Evermore on 7/10/2006 3:17:33 PM , Rating: 2
Doesn't "2.0 Beta 1 Release Candidate" logically describe a version that is being considered for possible release as a Beta 1 version? Release Candidate usually is used to indicate something is on the verge of being released, not that it's anywhere near Beta 1.

RE: 2.0 Beta 1 RC?
By smitty3268 on 7/10/2006 3:27:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, this is technically just a RC, although the exact same code will be released tomorrow as the official Beta 1 unless some huge problem is discovered before then. Since lots of people have been using this since last night, I'd say that it will be the same.

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