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New Firefox beta testing program
Written by Gizmo   
Friday, 16 March 2007 11:13
During the run up to Firefox 2, we released beta builds and release candidates for wide testing and feedback as part of a community beta program.  Anyone who downloaded and installed these pre-release versions of Firefox became part of this beta program and was automatically updated to the Firefox 2 final release.

Read the full story at the Mozilla Developer's Site:

To ensure continued improvement in the quality of Firefox 2, we are now applying the same program to our security and stability release process for Firefox 2.  Starting within the next 24 hours, everyone who participated in the beta process will be offered a pre-release version of the next security and stability update.

If you are participating in this program, thanks for your continued help. Please report any problems or issues at our community feedback web site at

The final release of Firefox will take place shortly after we complete wide testing through this program.  All press inquiries should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To exclude yourself from the beta program, simply download and install the latest stable production release of Firefox from

In the near future, we will be accepting additional people into this community beta program. More information on how to join will be posted soon to

Technical Note:
You can identify if you are part of the beta program by following these instructions:
1. Launch Firefox.
2. In the location bar where you usually enter a web address, type: about:config
3. In the Filter field, enter: then press the enter key.
4. If you see the value for set to "beta" you are enrolled in the beta program.

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