Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Mozilla lifts lid off Firefox 2.0

  • Please log in to reply

Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
The Mozilla Corporation has officially launched its new Firefox 2.0 web browser.

The final-version release of the popular open source browser touts built-in phishing protection and spell-checking for online forms, as well as an option to restore forms and pages after an application crash.

Firefox's RSS handling has also been updated, allowing users to decide whether to send feeds to an RSS reader or use Firefox's Live Bookmarks feature, which shows the latest headlines from a site rather than a specific title.

"The improvements Mozilla has made to the ease of use, performance, and security in Firefox 2 reflect our ongoing, singular focus on meeting the needs of web users all over the world, said Mozilla chief executive Mitchell Baker.

Originally slated for release in Mid-August, Firefox 2.0 had been delayed to allow for bug fixes. The browser entered its release candidate phase in September and October.

The release of Firefox 2.0 comes five days after Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 7, the first major standalone update to the browser in five years. While Internet Explorer remains the dominant browser on the web, Firefox's market share has climbed to 11.5 per cent worldwide, compared to Internet Explorer's 85.85 percent, according to web data from the onestat.com analytics service.

Firefox 2.0 is available as a free download for the Windows, Linux and MacOSX operating systems in multiple languages.
  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP