Hot on the heels of 1.5, the first alpha version of Mozilla Firefox 2 codenamed "Bon
Ocho" will be released on February 10, 2006 while the final public
release of Firefox 2.0 is expected in middle of this year.
the Firefox 2 code name is taken from a public park - Bon Echo
Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada that translates to "good echo". There are plans for enhanced security, blacklisting and anti-phishing
measures to be fitted to the new version. However, no details of what
they might be have been released yet.
Although the first alpha release of the next version of the popular
alternative browser will not be feature complete, it should give users
an idea of where the company plans to take Firefox in 2006. The year is
expected to be a busy one; work on Firefox 3 is already underway with a
release possible late this year or early in 2007.
According to BetaNews,
Mozilla plans to release an early alpha version of Firefox 2.0 by
February, with builds of Firefox, Camino and Thunderbird for Apple Macs
running on Intel processors.
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