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Whos got Firefox 2 ?<br />
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<b>Visual Refresh:</b> Firefox 2's theme and user interface have been updated to improve usability without altering the familiarity of the browsing experience.<br />
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<b>Built-in phishing protection:</b> Phishing Protection warns users when they encounter suspected Web forgeries, and offers to return the user to their home page. Phishing Protection is turned on by default, and works by checking sites against either a local or online list of known phishing sites. This list is automatically downloaded and regularly updated when the Phishing Protection feature is enabled.<br />
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<b>Enhanced search capabilities:</b> Search term suggestions will now appear as users type in the integrated search box when using the Google, Yahoo! or Answers.com search engines. A new search engine manager makes it easier to add, remove and re-order search engines, and users will be alerted when Firefox encounters a website that offers new search engines that the user may wish to install.<br />
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<b>Improved tabbed browsing:</b> By default, Firefox will open links in new tabs instead of new windows, and each tab will now have a close tab button. Power users who open more tabs than can fit in a single window will see arrows on the left and right side of the tab strip that let them scroll back and forth between their tabs. The History menu will keep a list of recently closed tabs, and a shortcut lets users quickly re-open an accidentally closed tab.<br />
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<b>Resuming your browsing session:</b> The Session Restore feature restores windows, tabs, text typed in forms, and in-progress downloads from the last user session. It will be activated automatically when installing an application update or extension, and users will be asked if they want to resume their previous session after a system crash.<br />
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<b>Previewing and subscribing to Web feeds:</b> Users can decide how to handle Web feeds (like this one), either subscribing to them via a Web service or in a standalone RSS reader, or adding them as Live Bookmarks. My Yahoo!, Bloglines and Google Reader come pre-loaded as Web service options, but users can add any Web service that handles RSS feeds.<br />
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<b>Inline spell checking:</b> A new built-in spell checker enables users to quickly check the spelling of text entered into Web forms (like this one) without having to use a separate application.<br />
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<b>Live Titles</b>: When a website offers a microsummary (a regularly updated summary of the most important information on a Web page), users can create a bookmark with a "Live Title". Compact enough to fit in the space available to a bookmark label, they provide more useful information about pages than static page titles, and are regularly updated with the latest information. There are several websites that can be bookmarked with Live Titles, and even more add-ons to generate Live Titles for other popular websites.<br />
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<b>Improved Add-ons manager:</b> The new Add-ons manager improves the user interface for managing extensions and themes, combining them both in a single tool.<br />
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<b>JavaScript 1.7:</b> JavaScript 1.7 is a language update introducing several new features such as generators, iterators, array comprehensions, let expressions, and destructuring assignments. It also includes all the features of JavaScript 1.6.<br />
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<b>Extended search plugin format:</b> The Firefox search engine format now supports search engine plugins written in Sherlock and OpenSearch formats and allows search engines to provide search term suggestions.<br />
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<b>Updates to the extension system:</b> The extension system has been updated to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions.<br />
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<b>Client-side session and persistent storage:</b> New support for storing structured data on the client side, to enable better handling of online transactions and improved performance when dealing with large amounts of data, such as documents and mailboxes. This is based on the WHATWG specification for client-side session and persistent storage.<br />
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<b>SVG text:</b> Support for the svg:textpath specification enables SVG text to follow a curve or shape.<br />
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Microsoft even sent them a cake <br />
<img src="http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/PaRaDoX_seal/MicrosoftsendscongratulationcaketoM.jpg" border="0" alt="" onload="NcodeImageResizer.createOn(this);" />
 

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I bet there is a razor in it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Microsoft even sent them a cake<br><img alt="" src="http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/PaRaDoX_seal/MicrosoftsendscongratulationcaketoM.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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WHAT?!!! is this a 1337 photoshop? or did you make that cake?
 

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FF 2.0 Rules! And so does IE 7 final (released now!) and hell i've got opera and netscape (for the hell of it, hehe, netscape 2.0 was hilarious back in it's day).<br><br>
In short, WOW.<br><br>
Tnx man for filling people in! (Weather you copied it off the site, or told your own variation, doesn't matter, FF RULES!!!!!)<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I bet there is a razor in it.</div>
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<b>A</b> razor? or <b>Many</b> razors.
 

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I bet the IE team use FF!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I bet the IE team use FF!</div>

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</div>haha yea. That would be brilliant
 

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</div>***** <img src="/images/smilies/lachen.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Lachen" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I'm sure they do, and if they think even a tad bit like me... They'd have IE 7, FF 2, Netscape 8.1 (or more recent if there is), and Latest Opera Build as well... All just because.... If one doesn't work, try another.... Simple way to figure out if it's hardware or software issues, (initial investigation anyhoo). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
And re: IE having the same or more features then FF, true. I've only noticed that even on later machines (better then mine...) Even IE 7 full release... has loaded web pages slower then FF or similar... Loading speed is "key" and the FIRST beta of IE 7 loaded them superbly faster... And now.... O_O It slowed down... to many features me thinks...<br><br>
But I do like their selectable print area, where it prints ONLY what you select <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> .<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Microsoft even sent them a cake<br><img alt="" src="http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/PaRaDoX_seal/MicrosoftsendscongratulationcaketoM.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
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rofl
 

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where is this picture from?
 

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I've been using Firefox ever since I discovered it, and after IE7 was released as well as Firefox 2.0 I decided to do a little test.<br />
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I had opened 5 tabs from various websites, and even YouTube and ran a few videos at the same time. I also did a Speed-Test on speakeasy.net and ran those at the same time as well.<br />
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Overall Firefox performed faster (with no plug-ins installed) and took an average of 25% less Memory to run when I monitored the Performance tab in the Taskbar.<br />
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So I will still stick with Firefox unless some major changes to IE occur in the near future. (I'm still waiting for FasterFox for FF 2.0)
 

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Same, alot of plugins are being re written, and updated, heck, I got an update for my theme <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />. Plus yeah, while looking through the comparison, I still have IE as the primary browser, just because I like it's interface, however. Prop's to FF for being a bit more stable and smoother. I even get slightly faster dl rates off it. And i'm still on a 10mbps connection, so any dl performance booster for a browser to MAXIMIZE my possible 1.2 - 1.5 mb's a second.... Is appreciated, hehe. (I rarely ever max it because the service provider for the website usually cap's at 300-800, lol).<br />
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In August 2006, Microsoft made an offer to Mozilla to help integrate Firefox with the forthcoming Windows Vista,[84] which Mozilla accepted.[85] Upon the release of Firefox 2.0, the Internet Explorer 7 development team shipped a cake to Mozilla as a sign of appreciation. [6]

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</div>Well this has been confirmed by wikipedia, so i guess this is true...
 

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I'd like 1 or 2 article's verifying this before I officially believe it, because MS won't ship vista with mozilla FF, hell they'll flat out deny any other product BUT microsoft will work "accurately" on it, However... their staff might think that FF will be best suited for it, so they probably "secretly" shipped the cake over <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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