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.
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.
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.
"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.
Apparently, it starts at 10 PDT.
I finally got through! It DLed pretty slow (10-15k/sec), but at least it's DLing now.
p.s. There is a Linux-native version here.
Just passed 3 million DLs!