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July 10, 2006

Firefox 2 Beta 1

Last month I was writing about Firefox 2.0, and the Alpha 3 release that I was playing around with. Well, over the weekend Bon Echo (the development name for Firefox 2.0) came out of Alpha and went into Beta. The Beta 1 can be downloaded from this FTP folder (or this direct link to the Windows installer).

This change from “Alpha” to “Beta” doesn’t mean much, just that you can download it and play around with it with less of a chance of it trashing your system. Sounds like there’s still not too many new features, beyond the spell check that I wrote about before. But that spell check alone is enough to make this a worthwhile upgrade.

The final version of Firefox 2 is scheduled to come out sometime this fall.