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Mozilla Seeks World Record Firefox Downloads

Firefox 3 should arrive in June

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The browser maker wants to set a Guinness World Record when the next version of Firefox becomes available for users.

It doesn’t seem like Firefox 2 arrived from Mozilla all that long ago. Now that we’ve got to know it a little bit, the time for change will be here soon. That could include a record-setting level of download activity, tool.

Mozilla certainly hopes it does. To promote Firefox 3, and perhaps earn a spot alongside some high achievers, they are seeking participants in their Firefox 3 Download Day.

On a date to be determined, Mozilla will try to pull in a world record number of downloaders for the newest browser, in a 24-hour period. The Download Day website shows how many people have pledged to do a download per country.

Speedier, safer performance along with new features will be part of the Firefox 3 browser. Barring any late changes, the Download Day event should happen in June, with record verification by Guinness requiring about a week of time, Mozilla said.

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  • Evan

    I’m beta-testing the new Firefox 3 and it has bugs galore.

    It freezes every 30 minutes and the only way to re-access the program is to completely restart the system.  Major bummer!  I also has some font issues that are merely aesthetic, but still …

    Anyone else experience this???

    The new version does offer a really cool click-and-drag feature that copies the image you selected.  This helps me out a lot as I am constantly dragging watermarked images into my designs before shelling out Getty prices.

     

  • James

    Firefox 2 was so horrible that I deleted it and went back to Netscape.  If Firefox 3 is as terrible as Firefox 2; who in their mind would want to download it?

  • Guest

    I’ve been using Firefox 3 since february.  It works great for me, but I have had some problems with extensions being incorrectly labeled as being compatible.  This shouldn’t be an issue now that Firefox is out of Beta.

    The interface is a little different.  For the first couple of weeks I hated the "Awesome bar", but now that I’m used to it, I find it slightly preferable to the older one.

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    Very nice browser is a leap in quality that characterized much of the design unique? But I is not too early to adopt instead of Explorer ??