10/7/2006

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 is now available

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:51 pm

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 (RC 2), the latest preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download.

Please note that at this time, users should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from previous versions of Firefox to work properly.

The release notes have a detailed list of what鈥檚 new in Firefox 2 RC 2, including:

* A new theme that updates Firefox鈥檚 familiar interface
* Built in Phishing Protection
* Enhanced search engine management and search suggestions for Google, Yahoo! and Answers.com
* Improvements to tabbed browsing, including the ability to re-open recently closed tabs
* Firefox will resume from where you left off after a system crash or browser restart
* Better support for previewing and subscribing to Web feeds
* Inline spell checking in Web forms
* The ability to create bookmarks with 鈥淟ive Titles鈥? for Web sites that offer microsummaries
* New Add-ons manager that simplifies management of extensions and themes.
* Support for JavaScript 1.7
* Extended search plugin format
* Updates to the extension system to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
* Support for client-side session and persistent storage
* Support for SVG text using svg:textPath
* New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

Source: Mozilla

 

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