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The Mozilla Foundation has pushed back the release of Firefox 2.0 until 24 October (see developer calender here), a month later than its scheduled arrival.

Release of the second beta of the keenly awaited browser software has also been delayed by a week until 23 August. Developers need the extra time to iron out bugs in features such as an integrated spell checker, Ars Technica reports.

Some features in the alpha version of the code won't make it in the final release. Functions such as an improved bookmark and history system have been axed but may re-emerge within future versions of the browser.

Version 2.0 of the software will still feature a raft of new features including the aforementioned integrated spell checker as well as an anti-phishing tool (a must-have accessory that's in Opera 9 and will be included in IE 7), improved search, and tabbed browsing. ®

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