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Still Waiting: Firefox 2.0 Beta Previews

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Developers have been playing with an earlier alpha release of the browser since late March, but this new beta release is expected to be tested by a much larger group of users. It also marks a further step toward the final release of what is being billed as a major update to the browser.

A possible version of the beta, called a release candidate, has already been posted.

Firefox is now used by nearly 13 percent of Web surfers, according to Web analytics firm OneStat.com. That number is up 1.14 percent from May. In the U.S., Firefox has nearly 16 percent market share, but it is most popular in Germany, where it is used for nearly 40 percent of Web visits.

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This one has some more details on anticipated changes and new features, although their statistical information is a bit outdated:

Firefox 2.0 "Beta Candidate" released

And Phoronix has posted lots of nice Screenshots: Here.

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