FireFox Download Day - June 17 2008 - 10:00am PDT

Today is Download Day

Help Mozilla and FireFox break (or set?) a world record for the most downloads in 24 hours today.

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I’d go with set a world record. But I can’t wait to use the new features of FF3.

  •      **Largest Wobble Board Ensemble**
     The largest wobble board ensemble involved 359 employees of Airmiles, who wobbled their boards for a minimum of 5 minutes to the tune of 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport' in Bolton, UK on July 12, 2007.

i just read this on the firefox website. I think at Duel, Moe needs to get 365 people with wobblies to beat this record

I didn’t know that Firefox 3 was out of beta already already. A little odd that they’re trying to set a world record while its still in beta.

Anyway, I’ve been using the latest Firefox 3 release candidate for a while now (because I find Firefox 2 extremely sluggish to the point of being obnoxious). Although there are some new features, I hardly notice them with the following exceptions

  • Better auto-complete in the address bar
  • Huge back button
  • Not all of my add-ons work (hardly a feature)
    However, one problem with it is that it crashes multiple times per day on my computer. This is really just an inconvenience, as I can click the button to restore session and I’m back up and running again in a matter of seconds. Nevertheless, it is a slight problem. I don’t know if others have been having this problem or if its just me (I’m running vista on a year-old hp desktop pc)

EDIT: According to, the official release date (and download day) is tomorrow, June 17. It’s already here for those on the east coast.

that’s very strange…

(I’m running vista on a year-old hp desktop pc)

Oh…now I understand…

T-minus 20 minutes to download day sequence commences!

Firefox website is crawling, why couldn’t they have just hired Dave to encrypt it and taunt the world about the password?

The place where I work at, Mercury Marine, still has IE from Windows 98 on a Windows XP…lol and Lotus Notes…It works well though when you want a basic explorer to test all of my coldfusion and etc on it…I will definitly download Firefox 3 on my home computer though!!!

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This post done on Firefox 3.0

Firefox 3.0 Record Download Attempt Crashes Mozilla Servers

Mozilla hopes to successfully complete 5 million downloads of the Web browser in 24 hours and set a Guinness World Record.

By K.C. Jones
June 17, 2008 02:05 PM

Mozilla’s record-breaking attempt to massively release Firefox 3.0, the latest version of the only Web browser to compete with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, unfortunately broke some of its servers as well.

A little odd that they’re trying to set a world record while its still in beta.

They aren’t, FF3.0 was released today.

Well, I somehow got through the traffic and downloaded. It is shiny!


This link worked for me. Works nicely so far

My son downloaded it and I installed it. Looks about the same…but then, it used all my preferences that I set long ago when I used mozilla 1

So far the changes have been more of a nuisance than a help. I guess it’ll grow on me as I get used to it, but I kinda regret deleting FF2.0.

I got it last night, after the rush had calmed down, but I didn’t get to install it until just a minute ago. I kind of like it so far.

Look at what ya did, ya got me using FF. I said I’d never use it.

I really do like it though. Hope i can say I was part of a world record.

Mind qualifying the “nuisances,” Lav? I’ve rather enjoying the version. It’s a tad shiny, but very nice.

Oh great. Now they tell us after we download the upgrade…:rolleyes: