Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 Available for Download

Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 (RC 1), the preview release of the next version of the Firefox browser, is now available for download.
    • A new theme that updates Firefox’s familiar interface
    • Built in Phishing Protection
    • Enhanced search engine management and search suggestions for Google, Yahoo! and
    • 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 “Live Titles” 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
SECURITY COMMENT: Use Firefox because you like the features, NOT because you think it is more secure than Internet Explorer — Firefox is not safer! Symantec’s recent security report states "Mozilla browsers had the most vulnerabilites, 47, compared to 38 in Microsoft Internet Explorer."

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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