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IE 7, Firefox 2.0 Prepare to Do Battle-Someday

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It's the browser battle of the future: Some time in the next year or so, Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0 will battle head-to-head for the hearts and minds of Web surfers.

Right now, however, it's more like a kindergarten scuffle in the sandbox, as Microsoft's IE 7 is still being beta tested and Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 is at its first alpha stage.

And while eWEEK Labs likes the direction that these not-ready-for-prime-time browser releases are taking, neither currently looks like it will seriously shake up the way we use the Web.

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