Mozilla is nearing the finish line for the latest version of its open source browser. Firefox 3.0 was initially planned for launch by the end of 2007, but Mozilla pushed the delivery deadline back all the way to mid 2008 in an effort to soften all the rough edges of the browser.
It appears that the trade has paid off, as Firefox 3.0 reflects the focus on quality even from Beta 5 stage, ahead of the first Release Candidate. Firefox 3.0 RC1 was announced as early as the debut of April 2008, but so far, the release candidate has yet to be made available. Mozilla has already begun looking ahead to the launch of version 3.0 of Firefox.