Latest milestone in Firefox 2.0 development is reached
The Mozilla Foundation has been working hard to finish up its Firefox 2.0 web browser. Beta 1 RC was released in early July and a month later it was announced that Mozilla was delaying Beta 2 due to some show-stopping bugs. Those major bugs have been squashed and Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 has now been released to the public. Mozilla is still on track to release the final version of Firefox 2.0 on September 26.
Firefox 2.0 has a number of new features including a spruced up user interface, built-in phishing protection, enhanced search capabilities, improved tabbed browsing with a close “X” on each tab, browser session restore and inline spell checking.
It was announced last week that Microsoft had extended an invitation for Mozilla developers to come to Redmond and help ensure that Firefox and Thunderbird would be fully compatible with the upcoming Windows Vista operating system. The invitation was gladly accepted.