Firefox 2.0 Alpha Arrives Unofficially
Officially, the first alpha Firefox 2.0 isn't out yet, but the program is available online.Officially, the first Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" alpha isnt here yet. Unofficially, Firefox 2.0 code for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows is already available from the Mozilla Foundations ftp sites. Version 2.0 is intended to be an improved version of Firefox 1.5, rather than breaking new ground, according to Ben Goodger, Firefoxs lead engineer. In addition, this is not a feature-set release. According to the Firefox 2.0 roadmap, this is a pre-feature alpha release. As such, youre not going to find such expected features as improved anti-phishing, session-restore or remote extension management. It is, in short, a pre-release meant only for developers who are working on the programs basic internal functionality.
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