Firefox record breaker sets the date
See you next Tuesday
Mozilla has finally set a date for the official launch of Firefox 3 - which open sourcers hope will set a world record for most ever downloads in a day.
Firefox 3.0 will be ready for download from next Tuesday - 17 June. But the big day, dubbed Download Day, could be delayed if a serious bug is uncovered at the last minute. The browser claims to be quicker, more stable and to make it easier to set bookmarks.
Mozilla hopes to get at least 1.6 million downloads within 24 hours and set a new Guinness world record. It hopes Firefox fanboys and girls will organise parties and get people to sign pledges to download the browser. Mozilla claims to have received over 40,000 pledges from the UK and more than 180,000 from the US.
Release Candidates of the software have been tested over the last few weeks.
Firefox accounts for some 20 to 30 per cent of browser market share, depending on whose figures you believe. It is the most popular of the alternative browsers - those that are not pre-installed on PCs.
There's more on the record attempt here. ®
where is FF3?
Err, OK, it's Download-Day, but why does mozilla.com still only have a link to FF 2? I'd think after all the Record-Breaking Hoopla, they'd have a big link to FF3 on their site? Did the fine folks at Mozilla forget today is Download Day? Or there a condition to breaking the Guinness record
Firefox3 - Can't understand the fanfare
Fail completely to understand the fanfare surrounding the latest release of Firefox. I've been using Opera for years and have never had the need to look at anything else. So go on give it a go http://www.opera.com/download/
OPERA ROCKS - end of....
Great browser but I was gifted with FF3 beta after install Ubuntu 8.04. Screwed me up for a day with plugin incompatabilities.
I worry that FF and Linux supporters are like religious zealouts and can't think rationally any more. Who give a to$$ how many downloads happen on the first day! What we need is a great and WORKABLE browser for which ALL the popular plugins work from DAY ONE !!!!
Sure, it is better than IE, but it is in danger of becoming an uncontrolled pile of poo trying to be hip and keeping all the kids happy.
As a consequence of various issues I am actively testing Opera and now find it an excellent and stable product - massively better than IE and even FF, albeit without all these plugins. Pugins are also possibly an unnecessary security risk. I might just make finally make the full switch to Opera next month.