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Firefox 3 Download Day

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I scarcely need to mention it, but today is the big day: Firefox 3 is
out, so be sure to download
it
.  The Mozilla folks are href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/firefox3">shooting
for a world record for the most downloads in a single day.

href="http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/3753196/Will+Linux+Users+Miss+Out+on+Firefox+3.htm">Will
Linux Users Miss Out on Firefox 3?  Silly article.
 Download the source.  Configure, make, make install.

Just order a pizza first, because compiling it from source takes a
while.  But so does eating a pizza.

Actually, the article does make some good points.  If you want
ease of upgrade, and a no-hassle experience, you might wait for your
distribution people to make a tested package available.

Download Day 2008

Comments

  1. #1 chezjake
    June 17, 2008

    As of the moment (7:40 AM EDT) that download link is still offering Firefox 2, with no mention of 3 at all. With the day already half over (or more) in most of the world, they’re not going to set any records.

  2. #2 MRW
    June 17, 2008

    “With the day already half over (or more) in most of the world, they’re not going to set any records.”

    They’re actually aiming for a record in a 24-hour period, so that doesn’t matter. It is bizarre that it hasn’t started yet, though.

  3. #3 MRW
    June 17, 2008

    Apparently, it starts at 10 PDT.

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=2093

  4. #4 themadlolscientist
    June 17, 2008

    I finally got through! It DLed pretty slow (10-15k/sec), but at least it’s DLing now.

  5. #5 themadlolscientist
    June 17, 2008

    p.s. There is a Linux-native version here.

  6. #6 themadlolscientist
    June 17, 2008

    Just passed 3 million DLs!