Browser Wars VI – Mozilla Firefox Strikes Back

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Firefox logoFirefox 2.0 has been released!

Last week, we saw the arrival of Internet Explorer 7.0, a welcome, but long overdue upgrade. IE7 has received positive, but essentially lukewarm reviews. IE7 still does not measure up to Firefox, though its support for CSS specifications is vastly improved.

Today, Firefox strikes back. Version 2.0 promises built in Phishing protection, enhanced search capabilities, improved tabbed browsing, and inline spell checking. The release also includes Session Restore:

Losing your place while you’re doing things on the Web is a pain. Now, with Session Restore, if Firefox has to restart or closes when it comes back you’ll pick up exactly where you left off. The windows and tabs you were using, the text you typed into forms, and the in-progress downloads you had running will all be restored. You can even set Firefox 2 to always restore your previous session instead of loading a home page, so you’ll never lose your place again.

It didn’t take long. The new release blows IE7 out of the water. Installation is quick and painless.  Extensions automatically upgrade, if necessary, after a query.  Yet another reason to download Firefox.