The numbers are here. After 24 hours, Firefox 3 was downloaded 8 290 908 times. That’s what I call a good marketing campaign which requires no or very less cash. Who can now complain with the phrase like “we don’t have a lot of money for big marketing campaign?” Anyone could have done that, but Firefox team members are geniuses and did that first.
It’s not clear yet if this record will be added to the Guinness book, waiting for approval.
As promised by Firefox team, its newest version was just released. There were a lot of pleasant changes since Firefox 2. Gecko 1.9 (web rendering platform on which Firefox 3 is based) received more than 14 000 updates, as a result: its performance as well as stability was improved. Most important, memory usage was reduced and a lot of memory leaks were fixed.
Firefox 3 also includes various security updates, malware Protection, upgraded download manager, plugin management, platform integration (new look), and much more. Continue Reading
3rd article today which says that Firefox 3 was released, though Mozilla’s page still got old version there…
That’s what happens when you provide exact time and bloggers set an auto post in order to be the first ones who says that…
“trying to set a world record, but forgetting to invest in decent servers = EPIC FAIL”, via ReddIt.
As for now: Opera released their browser too early and Firefox too late… What’s next?
Some time ago we’ve posted an article about web browsers security which is based on Secunia reports.
Well, before the Firefox 3 release, it’s time to check how web browsers (latest “stable” versions) are doing now (2nd round).
If you are into Mozilla’s products and/or interested in web browsers then Asa Dotzler name should be well known for you. However, if you are not familiar with him, here’s a short quote from Wikipedia:
He has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. Dotzler joined the Mozilla organization, and has played a key role in delivering products including the release of Mozilla 1.0, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail and usenet client.
And now, the interview
With the Firefox 3 release just around the corner I’ve decided to bother Asa Dotzler a bit and ask few questions about Firefox and other web browsers.
For a first question, let’s go back to the old times…
1. Why name it “fox”? Continue Reading
Some time ago we’ve posted about few upcoming Firefox 3.1 features.
Good news, there are more details about them. According to Mozilla Links post, visual tab switching (CTRL+Tab) and tab searching/filtering will be also added to Firefox 3.1 release.
Check the following screenshots: Continue Reading
More and more details are being revealed about the upcoming Firefox Mobile release. This time you have a unique opportunity to check Firefox Mobile concept video which was posted recently (watch it here).
For more details about Firefox Mobile, feel free to check Aza’s blog.
The third Firefox 3 Release Candidate is now released and available for download. It contains a single change for Mac OS X users only; there is no change for users running previous Firefox Release Candidate versions on Windows or Linux.
Also, Firefox 3 Final will be released on Tuesday, June 17th.