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Evaluating Firefox 2

Firefox 2 is officially shipping. Following on Robert Vamosi's evaluation of IE 7, here is his take on the new open source browser:The good: Firefox 2 adds built-in antiphishing protection, search engine suggestions, session festore, inline spell-checking, and Live Titles; the browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux; localized versions available in many different languages.

Firefox 2 is officially shipping. Following on Robert Vamosi's evaluation of IE 7, here is his take on the new open source browser:

The good: Firefox 2 adds built-in antiphishing protection, search engine suggestions, session festore, inline spell-checking, and Live Titles; the browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux; localized versions available in many different languages.   

The bad: The Firefox 2 uninstall leaves behind a mess; some 1.5 version add-ons will break in 2.0; there are no thumbnail previews of open tabs; the browser doesn't yet pass the Web Standards Project Acid2 test.   

The bottom line: Mozilla Firefox 2 is a winner, beating Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 on security, features, and overall cool factor and deserving our Editors' Choice award.