New version of Firefox browser released

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Today, The Mozilla Corporation launches Firefox 2.0 Final, the Second-generation release of Firefox. Firefox 1.0 was originally released on November 9, 2004 , and currently Firefox has a usage share of about 12% [1].

New features in Firefox 2.0 include enhancements in security, tabbed browsing, performance, and extensions.

New features

Firefox 2.0 also has:

  • built-in spell checking
  • improved antiphishing feature
  • ability to restore a session if the session accidentally crashed
  • ability to reopen closed tabs

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