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Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 Available

Friday October 6th, 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download. Users of Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 can upgrade using the software update feature.

For more information, refer to the Release Notes.


#15 Re: Great release

by ronin65

Saturday October 7th, 2006 9:08 PM

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This release is doomed not to be even tried by the vast majority of Firefox users. There would have been no downside to postponing its release other than the bruised egos as a result of the delay.

As most extensions are not FX2 compatible, most users will not be inclined to try it. Because of the incompatibilities with existing profiles even fewer will want it.

Progress sometimes casuse problems like this, but I think the timing is suspect at best.

Firefox without the extensions to civilize it is not what it could or should be. The argument persists that "you don't need..." whatever features, but that misses the point in my view. "Nobody" wants a command line browser any more, but it is the ultimate "lean browser".

Even if FX2 is "a great release" not many people will care. It is just the wrong thing at the wrong time.