Monday, July 10, 2006

Firefox Version 2.0 Beta Candidate

The browser wars are heating up, as the first beta of Firefox 2.0 is due on Tuesday July 11th, and Internet Explorer version 7.0 is now on it's third beta release.
PC Magazine says. Firefox fans have the chance to download this before tuesday and get ahead of the game! The candidate has been found lurking around the Mozilla FTP site. It is finally feature complete although not ready for mass consumption.

New features include:
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Spellchecker
  • Feed Reader
  • Password Storing Exceptions
  • Secrurity Warnings
The interface stays the same, which doesn't fix some minor display errors on some PC's with different display settings such as font, font size and so on. This is openly shown in the Options window for example; view image to the right.

You can download the Windows release candidate of Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 directly, along with Mac and Linux versions, but beware. It will overwrite your existing themes, and render existing extensions unusable. A "portable" version of Firefox 2.0 that will let you try without affecting your existing Firefox setup has also been made available.

1 comment:

Arunforce said...

I've been using beta one for a couple of days, isn't the official new one suppose to come out?