Just a week after Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 7, Firefox has released version 2 of their open-source browser. Although it hasn’t officially been released, you can get a copy of Firefox 2.0 from the ftp site.
For all South African’s wanting to download the english version of Firefox 2.0 for Windows – click here
Whats new in Firefox 2.0?
- Built-in phishing protection – just like IE7
- Enhanced search capabilities – It will now suggest search keywords while you type
- Improved tabbed browsing – sites will now open up in new tabs, not windows, as well as each tab will have its own close button
- Resuming your browsing session – this I have been waiting for. It will restore all tabs, fields, etc if there is a crash or add-on installation and restart.
- Previewing and subscribing to Web feeds – Yeah! It will know be able to automatically add a feed to your favourite newsreader (Bloglines!)
I have Firefox 2.0 RC3 running at home, and it seems very stable. There isn’t much that has changed in terms of the UI and look and feel, but some of the features listed above really rounded the browser off pretty well.
Firefox 3.0 is due for release around May 2007, if anyone is interested.