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by: John.Wilkinson October 23, 2006 9:42 AM PDT

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Firefox 2.0 goes gold...

by John.Wilkinson Moderator - 10/23/06 9:42 AM

Mozilla is not expected to 'officially' launch Firefox 2.0 until tomorrow, but it has indeed been uploaded to their servers and made available for download. It is recommended that you download Firefox 2.0, which will overwrite any previous versions but keep your bookmarks and preferences.

* The ability to resume a session upon a crash or accidental closure means that not only are the websites reloaded but any information you entered into text fields is also restored in most cases.

* Built-in spell checking based on the Spellbound Development extension means that you no longer have an excuse for misspelling words here in the forums. happy

* Built-in phishing protection based on the previous Google extension.

* Enhanced tabbing not only adds an ''X'' to each individual tab but also lets you scroll left and right between multiple tabs and also reopen tabs that are accidentally closed.

* Numerous other graphical and under-the-hood changes.

NOTE: Not all extensions are compatible with Firefox 2.0 yet, so they will be disabled by default. More popular extensions, such as AdBlock Plus, have been compatible since early in the beta cycle, though.


Direct links:
* Firefox 2.0 for Windows
* Firefox 2.0 for Mac OS X
* Firefox 2.0 for Linux

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