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Monday, December 11, 2006

Mozilla Ships Alpha Version of Firefox 3.0

FirefoxIt looks like the folks at the Mozilla Foundation have already released an alpha version of Firefox 3.0 to developers. Surprisingly, the final product could be shipped as early as Fall 2007, only 1 year after the release of version 2.0. Now let's see if Microsoft can keep up the pace with IE 8 (I doubt it!).

The software, code-named Gran Paradiso, comes just six weeks after Mozilla shipped version 2.0 of the browser, but it has already been more than a year in development, according to Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla's vice president of engineering.

The final version of Firefox 3.0 is expected to be released by the end of 2007. Developers hope that it will be a major step toward making Web applications indistinguishable from programs that are installed on the desktop, Schroepfer said.

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