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Mozilla 1.1 Beta Released

Monday July 22nd, 2002

Asa Dotzler writes: "It's here! Mozilla 1.1 Beta. New to this release are full-screen mode for Linux, BiDi Hebrew improvements, Arabic shaping improvements for Linux, and significant improvements to Venkman, the best cross-platform JavaScript debugger on the planet. Get your binaries and release notes at http://www.mozilla.org/releases/. And if you're confused about all these alpha and beta releases (and what ever happened to that 1.0 branch?) then take a look at the nice picture available at the Mozilla Development Roadmap."


#20 1.1beta, but...

by leafdigital

Tuesday July 23rd, 2002 4:21 AM

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Use the beta versions if you want the best program available.

But consider one thing first: in the (very unlikely but theoretically possible) event that your browser utterly ph00ks up and you have to reinstall, does it matter?

If you just use it as a browser, the answer is almost certainly no, provided you make a backup of your bookmarks every now and then. But if you use it as a mail client too, obviously you'll need to backup mail as well and you might want to be more cautious. Mind, you probably should do that even if using the releases :)

1.1beta is definitely better than 1.0 but it hasn't been as widely tested, so...

I download nightlies personally but I only use Mozilla for browsing (and I do have a, somewhat out of date, bookmarks backup, but my bookmarks suck anyhow). If I used it for email I might be a bit less cavalier.

-sam