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August 3, 2006

Firefox 2.0 Beta Set To Launch This Week

Filed under: News, Software — rakeshvk @ 6:55 am

Samir Bhavnani, director of research at Current Analysis, downplayed the new features in Firefox 2.0, saying users might not see a whole lot of difference between 2.0 and earlier versions of the browser. “A lot of changes are background changes, which are security in nature,” he said.

et ready for a new round in the ongoing fight among Internet browsers. Mozilla is set to release the first beta of Firefox 2.0, a highly anticipated follow-up to the increasingly popular browser that many say will steal the thunder from Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft’s next-generation browser that is slated to be released later this summer.

Although Mozilla already has made a test version of the beta available for download by way of FTP, the company will not formally launch Firefox 2.0 Beta until later this week, “until all testing has been complete,” said Alex Guerra, a spokesperson for Mozilla.

“Possibly Wednesday or Thursday,” she noted. >>>>

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