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CNET News.com: Alpha version of Mozilla makes debut

Jan 29, 2000, 01:21 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Hansen)

"Mozilla.org has released the long-awaited "alpha" version of its open source Web browser, dubbed M13, in a signal that the troubled project may finally be putting some of its problems behind it."

"With the alpha, which is posted on Mozilla's Web site, the organization is expressing its confidence that the software is stable enough to be the primary browser and mail client for members of the development team, although it still will go through several versions before a final release. In general, an alpha version is not considered stable enough for the public, but Mozilla watchers may want to give it a test spin...."

"The alpha release comes just one month after the project reached another significant milestone with a relatively complete trial version, M12. In addition, the group has finally had success in reaching outside of Netscape to rally volunteers to help with coding, bug hunting and other tasks."

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