Mozilla announced the first beta version of Firefox 2.0 will be released on July 11:
According to early testers, the beta has at least two new significant features that include an integrated spell-checker, and an anti-phishing tool. While the spell checker is meant to be a helping hand for bloggers and forum members, the phishing tool warns users of potentially dangerous sites, details of which are stored on local lists, along with Google's site listing.
Moreover, Firefox 2.0 includes a horizontal scrolling capability for tabs, and an ability to close a tab directly from within the tab itself. The Options dialog has been re-worked to incorporate a horizontal, tab-based interface, amongst other changes.