Thursday, August 31, 2006

Firefox 2 - Beta Released

Mozilla's latest beta release of the next Firefox browser is fully ready to download now. The new browser has several good features and improvements over the current version of Firefox (1.5.x) like glowing buttons in the user interface, a scrollable tab bar, a close tab button on each individual tab and improved RSS subscription options.

Whenever you click on an RSS feed, you can choose between adding it to a desktop reader, saving it as a Live Bookmark, or adding it to a web-based reader.

The mozilla look and feel seems to be a compete with the Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, the most notable ones built-in phishing protection and an integrated spell-checker for text forms.

Firefox 2 Beta 2 also cleans up some of the previous releases' annoying behaviors. There's a search engine manager for that little integrated search box that makes deleting engines as easy as adding them. There's also a new Windows installer that should resolve some of the installation difficulties reported by Windows users.
The new beta also has something called Session Restore, which will restore your open pages, tabs, and text in forms in case the browser crashes. If you want to try the beta, you can download it using the following links:





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