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Mozilla tries to set world record with Firefox launch

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2008 21:33 User comments (21)

Mozilla tries to set world record with Firefox launch After nearly 3 years in development, the much anticipated release of Firefox version 3 should be available on June 17. As part of the launch the Mozilla Foundation has announced that they'll be attempting to set a world record for the most software downloads in a 24 hour period. They're also suggesting that fans of Firefox host parties celebrating the launch.
The good news for Mozilla is that they don't seem to have any competition for the record. According to the FAQ on the website created to promote the launch, "This is the first record attempt of its kind so there is no set number. We'd really like to outdo the number of Firefox 2 downloads on its launch day, which was 1.6 million. Let's shoot for 5 million--the sky is the limit!"

If you'd like a reminder on the release day you can pledge to download and they'll send you an email reminder on the day Firefox 3 launches. You can also look for launch parties at Mozilla Party Central.

Or, if you're like most people, you can just download the software.

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21 user comments

112.6.2008 21:40

Am 100% behind this gimmick! I just hope that FF3 would really show a huge difference to FF2.
But yea, Firefox rocks!

212.6.2008 21:43

Yeah I pledged at their site :p

Here is hoping to Firefox 3 adding to the greatness of its predecessors.

312.6.2008 21:53

I been trying the FF3 beta theres not much to write home about its better with memory but not to a great extent you still have to hack the script to put in multi lines of bookmarks in the tool bar all in all Flock is alil better.

412.6.2008 22:07

I've enjoyed using FireFox, so i pledged to grab the new one when it comes out.

Hopefully it'll hold up with version 2 and improve upon it.

I'm waiting for this one.

512.6.2008 23:37

Crossing my fingers that a lot of my favorite add-ons still work. Customization is key, and I really love the fact I could copy my profile folder to each machine I use FF on, rather than download and reconfigure each time I build a new PC or reformat. I can even sync my bookmarks for my USB key portable based version. I know I'll be d/l on release day.

613.6.2008 0:35

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Crossing my fingers that a lot of my favorite add-ons still work. Customization is key, and I really love the fact I could copy my profile folder to each machine I use FF on, rather than download and reconfigure each time I build a new PC or reformat. I can even sync my bookmarks for my USB key portable based version. I know I'll be d/l on release day.
You can do this with flock and IE if you know where the files are, well maybe not IE with the add ons, but one of the troubles of using old data even book marks is corruption that can mess with you down the line.


Dose anyone know if FF3 will fix the multi bookmark tool bar lines ?
thats my main gripe with FF3 beta...

713.6.2008 1:47

Opera dominates Firefox.

Yeah i went there.

813.6.2008 2:29

I don't know if ff3 is going to change the whole experience just by itself but i know that Firefox just by itself has changed the way i see computers and i have this feeling of safety with it whether or not it exist and that just makes it for me for pledging with their world record, open software at its best

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913.6.2008 3:18
nobrainer
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Whatever its like, it will be better than internet explorer, i will be happily downloading on the day and will hope at least add block and no script have been updated to work on ff3.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Jun 2008 @ 3:18

1013.6.2008 3:26

Originally posted by nobrainer:
Whatever its like, it will be better than internet explorer, i will be happily downloading on the day and will hope at least add block and no script have been updated to work on ff3.
Adblock Plus does work in the beta and, although I don't use it, No Script works as well. I see no reason why either wouldn't carry over to the official release.


1113.6.2008 7:59

hell yeahs, definitely going to get this reminder! would be kind of cool to see them break a record, but isn't there an actual record for guiness book of world records?

but for the love of god, someone please create an active x app, can't listen to my favorite radio station online anymore with FF...lol

1213.6.2008 11:06

that server is gonna blow, i hope it has activex pleaseee

1313.6.2008 15:28
G_Hubcap
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I'm still a huge fan of Opera and will definitely check this release out and hope they have d-load resume functions that Opera has.

1413.6.2008 22:45

Originally posted by G_Hubcap:
I'm still a huge fan of Opera and will definitely check this release out and hope they have d-load resume functions that Opera has.

Have been running the Beta for quite a while now (it downloaded an update not that long ago and now says its not beta?), I can confirm that download resume is in, I frequently close the lid of my laptop sending it into standby without realizing files are still downloading, they resume perfectly fine when i turn it back on.

1513.6.2008 23:02

Quote:
Originally posted by G_Hubcap:
I'm still a huge fan of Opera and will definitely check this release out and hope they have d-load resume functions that Opera has.

Have been running the Beta for quite a while now (it downloaded an update not that long ago and now says its not beta?), I can confirm that download resume is in, I frequently close the lid of my laptop sending it into standby without realizing files are still downloading, they resume perfectly fine when i turn it back on.
still dose not frame toolbar bookmarks in multi lines and I HATE that....

1615.6.2008 23:41

I am a big supporter. I will be downloading this as soon as i get back to sydney.

1717.6.2008 11:01

It is June 17th. What time zone do they mean?

1817.6.2008 11:11

just d/l'ed ff3, man it looks so good so far, very happy with the outcome, although at work right now, will try it when i hit the house, but man, for those that haven't got it yet, def. check it out


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1917.6.2008 16:53

Agreed. It's MUCH faster, and as long as the memory leaks are gone, I'm happy. Just wish they would make a way to window the tabs within one instance of the application, so I could make comparisons while shopping, etc.

2017.6.2008 19:14

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Agreed. It's MUCH faster, and as long as the memory leaks are gone, I'm happy. Just wish they would make a way to window the tabs within one instance of the application, so I could make comparisons while shopping, etc.
it did seem that much faster and it uses as much ramm....still dose not multi tool bar bookmarks but thats been fixed with a add on thats still in beta for FF3.

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2117.6.2008 23:22

Just downloaded.

Still checking out. So far so good.



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