Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

Simson Garfinkel

A View from Simson Garfinkel

Firefox 2.0.0.2 Ships

Get it before the hackers do.

  • February 26, 2007

Firefox 2.0.0.2 was released on Friday. This is mostly a bug-fixing release that includes fixes for seven different security bugs that were found this year (click here for a list).

Personally, I’m nonplussed by the Firefox project’s point-point-point releases. I’m also troubled that its people have taken so long to get this release out. They were nimble and fast at the beginning, but they are quickly becoming another “legacy browser” that has code bloat and a zillion features that all need to work properly together.

How dearly I wish for software that gets better over time, rather than worse.

Tech Obsessive?
Become an Insider to get the story behind the story — and before anyone else.

Subscribe today
Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to Insider Online Only.
  • Insider Online Only {! insider.prices.online !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Unlimited online access including articles and video, plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website

    The Download: our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.