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Mozilla looks set to release Firefox 4 on 22 March, unless developers encounter any nasty bugs in their final tests.

The open source outfit's Damon Sicore confirmed yesterday that the Release Candidate build of Firefox 4 that Mozilla pushed out last week is likely to be the final test version of the browser.

"Firefox 4 RC1 has received a very warm welcome; it's time to make a decision to ship," wrote Sicore.

"As of now, there are no known issues that would stop us from shipping RC1 as final. At the conclusion of our regular 11:30AM triage session on Wednesday, March 16th, release drivers will decide whether to ship RC1 as Firefox 4."

The 22 March deadline could change if Mozilla spots an 11th hour show-stopping bug.

"If at any time we discover issues that would block final release, we would issue an RC2 as soon as possible, reset the ship date, and communicate to everyone," said Sicore.

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 yesterday for Windows 7 and Vista-based computers. Redmond hasn't extended any love to its own Windows XP, however.

Mozilla execs took the opportunity to point out that Firefox 4 does indeed support the 10-year-old operating system. ®

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