Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 21:04 UTC, submitted by Manuel FLURY
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Foundation has released version 2.0 of their Firefox webbrowser to their ftp site. The release notes are not yet updated, so you'll have to do with the release notes for the third release candidate, which will probably not differ all that much from the final notes.
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RE[3]: Acid test
by umccullough on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Acid test"
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2006-01-26

Personally I think both "it's OSS" and "it passes Acid2" are daft reasons to use any browser.

How is "it's OSS" a daft reason? - OSS means that Firefox source can be scrutinized by external parties without any NDA, can be ported to new platforms without waiting for a commercial company to do it, can be modified and re-used by nearly anyone with few restrictions (there's the trademark issue - but I don't consider that a huge restriction technically - it's mostly just a marketing issue)

I go back to my previous point - Firefox is the ONLY browser that supports all of the hobby OSes that I care about. Opera does not do this (yet) - and neither do any KHTML-based browsers.

On the other hand, "Passes Acid2 test" is certainly low on my priority list.

Update: I may be wrong, Links/Lynx may also support all the OS platforms I care about...but i haven't checked yet ;)

Edited 2006-10-23 23:25

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