Firefox 3 Download Day

Download Day 2008Just a reminder that Firefox 3 will be released today at 1:00 PM EST, and Mozilla hopes to set a world record for the most downloads in 24 hours!

We all know Firefox is already one of the best browsers and I admit I am excited about everything that’s been built up about this latest version. It’s promised me “increased security, blinding speed and cool new features that will change the way you use the Web.” That’s quite a lot to live up to, but I’m thinking that FF3 just might be able to do it.

I admit that I’m not looking forward to then going in and updating everything I already have happening in Firefox – but that’s life on the Internet!

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/firefox3

Here’s what the new Firefox3 is touting:

*New Features
Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance.

*Security
Keeping you and your personal information safe is our top priority. Firefox 3 includes phishing and malware protection, plus our new instant site ID info.

*Productivity
With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.

*Customization
Your taste and needs set you apart from the rest. With Firefox 3 you can choose from over 5,000 add-ons that help you customize your browsing experience.

Happy downloading!

Download Day 2008

7 comments

  1. The D days is over. More than 8 millions downloads have been made. Now waiting for the result from people in Guiness World Record..:)

  2. I usually wait several weeks (or months) prior to upgrading anything lol! Is everyone having a good experience with this?? I’d sure love to know!

  3. Diane – I usually wait (at least a little while) too but even after my Vista-too-soon experience, I braved the unknown prompted primarily by the Guinness World Record ploy. I have to say I’m not sorry and have (knock on wood) had a great experience so far. So much so that I already upgraded my laptop, too.

    I should write up a nice review (I love how the address bar works as I type for example) but I just don’t have the time this week. So instead, check out CNET’s Review of Firefox 3.0. Be sure to watch the video clip there, but just for good measure, here’s CNET’s bottom line:

    “The bottom line: If only for the speed, lightness of being, and security alone, Firefox remains our Editors’ Choice for best Internet browser.”

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