Firefox 3.0 Released

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Just a quick note to say that the second most popular web browser out there and one of the most used bits of open source on the desktop, Firefox has had version 3.0 go gold.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing Mozilla's servers are down following an attempt to win Firefox a Guinness World Record for being the software most downloaded in 24 hours. The sheer weight of traffic attempting to snag the new release and help achieve the record has brought pretty much every Mozilla site to its knees.

Still, when things do come back up, be sure to grab yourself Firefox 3.0, get your Firefox-using friends (on all platforms) to upgrade and of course help convince others to switch!

Once it's back up, you'll be able to get Firefox here.

UPDATE: I've now managed to get on the site, so the links might well work again. Or they might go back down... YMMV.

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Discussion: Firefox 3.0 Released

  1. wpf (guest)

    # Posted on 17 June 2008 at 09:02 PM

    I just managed to download version 3 at the following page:

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html

    Go for it! :-)



  2. Algot Runeman (guest)

    # Posted on 17 June 2008 at 09:12 PM

    After a delay (thanks for the reason), I was able to do a download, but for Linux, all I get is a release candidate.

    I hope my download counts for the record, but I guess I will check back later to get the 'real' version 3.



  3. Algot Runeman (guest)

    # Posted on 17 June 2008 at 09:18 PM

    Just restarted my version 3 and got the message it had automatically updated...apparently to the full version 3.

    I guess I need to learn patience before rushing to insert my two cents into the blog machine.



  4. # Posted on 17 June 2008 at 11:07 PM

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  5. David Dolto (guest)

    # Posted on 18 June 2008 at 05:50 PM

    Interesting Firefox 3 performance study on linux: http://www.mininglabs.com/2008/06/16/firefox-3-an-empirical-performance-study/



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