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Mozilla delays Firefox 2.0 alpha 1

Mozilla Firefox fans will have to wait longer for the first alpha version of Mozilla Firefox 2 which was earlier due on Feb 10, 2006.

The Next scheduled release date mentioned in Firefox 2 Project Planning was earlier February 10, 2006 (Alpha 1) which was later replaced with slipping a little (Alpha 1)

Firefox 2.0 is expected to fix memory leak issues in Firefox 1.5 that cause Firefox to crash or slowdown the browser.

Michael Wexler points to an article that blames Firefox extensions like Session saver, NoScript, IE Tab, and the combination of FlashGot and Filterset.G Updater for causing memory leaks.

Firefox developers have also fixed a few memory leak bugs in Firefox 1.5.0.1. Download Firefox 1.5.0.1 with Google Toolbar.