Firefox 2.0 released early

“The final version of Mozilla Firefox 2.0 was slated for release tomorrow, but appears to already be available for download via,” MacNN reports. “Firefox 2.0 features built-in anti-phishing controls, built-in RSS and XML feed-viewing capabilities, and a new inline spell checker. Further Firefox 2.0 features include the ability to create bookmarks with “Live Titles” for websites that offer “microsummaries,” a new Add-ons manager that simplifies management of extensions as well as themes, and support for Javascript 1.7.”

Download link for Firefox 2.0 for Mac OS X  here.


  1. Hopefully, this new version will address the issue of memory leakage I’ve experienced with *both* Firefox 1.5 and Safari 2.

    Just reading my news sites, opening lots of tabs and slowly working through them can result in a serious memory footprint. (I reached 1.9 GB a few days ago.) I have to close and restart the browser at least once every few days to keep things from crawling.

  2. Are you guys sure this is the 2.0 final?

    I downloaded Firefox 2.0 RC3 at the end of last week, it was built on 10-10-2006.

    I used this link to download the 2.0 final, and the build date in my about box is the same.

    Is this correct or is there a plist file or something I need to delete? (Never had to delete one before for prior updates).

    I trashed and emptied trash for the Firefox RC3 application prior to this install, as always.

    Please advise and give an update. Thanks!

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