Firefox 3.0 Beta Unleashed

Packed with new features and stepped-up security
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2007 10:12 PM CST
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(Newser) – Mozilla has rolled out a beta version of its Firefox 3.0 browser, PC World reports. The new version boasts added security and a host of new features - all of which it wants user feedback on while it's in beta, before the final release. The way Firefox manages browsing history has also been revamped, and memory leakage issues are said to have been fixed.

Mozilla hopes to have the final version ready sometime in 2008 - by which time they expect up to a half a million people to be testing the software. The group says that this beta version is meant for testing purposes only, although interface designer Mike Beltzner admits he's been using it himself for months and hasn't looked back.