Firefox 3 Set a world record

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  1. Fuzzer Qdoos Contributor

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    Set a Guinness World Record, enjoy a better web. It's the goal of the Spread Firefox group when Firefox 3 goes final this summer.

    "Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it?s that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome," the site says.

    This will take approximately a week after the attempt date to know if the record was broken. Judges from Spread Firefox and Guinness World Records will need to review download logs and validate the record attempt. This is the first record attempt of its kind so there is no set number to beat, although the group looks to the number of Firefox 2 downloads on its launch day, which was 1.6 million. 5 million seems to be their target for Firefox 3.

    One of the biggest hurdles faced is the fact that a "download" is the transmission of the entire, fully functioning Firefox 3 -- not just an update.

    The official release date for Firefox 3 has not been announced yet, however, Spread Firefox claims to be posting on their site "soon."
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    its a real sneaky way of getting everyone to download the software too! surely there must be something that has had a bigger record for downloads eg. windows or something?
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    hmmmm... Firefox has a pretty good chance of setting the record. There will be surely alot of downloads on the first day.
  4. hitman Qdoos Contributor

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    will my current version ask for update or do i have to go to their site?
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    You have to go to their site and download it
    Asad,
  6. Fuzzer Qdoos Contributor

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    Remember though that the current one on their site is a candidate version the gold version will be on there homepage once officially released, i would wait until then i think it due some time this month
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    i think i will download a few weeks later, when i realise everyone else has a new verion :)
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    I am almost certain Firefox will succeed.

    After running a poll at DP forums to see which was the most popular browser being used - Firefox topped it wit almost 65% of votes.

    Check out the threadto add your vote.....

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    The only problem there would be that I would not be able to find many plugins like firefox 2
    It will take alot of time for many plugins to be released for firefox 3
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    well, that's why firefox 3 is still in beta.
    but i just know that firefox 3 can't use add-ons from firefox 2
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    i tried the beta, didnt like it, buggy in parts, swapped back to firefox 2
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    looks like firefox need hard work to make firefox 3 perfect.
    i've tried firefox 3 beta, and i dont like it too.
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    Okay guys! Here is the date! If you have pledged, then, you must have got the email. The World Record Download Date is 17th June. So, Lets download FF on that day!
    Asad,
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    ok, remind me in this post on the day :)
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    Hey guys! Its today. So, lets move on to Mozilla Firefox website and download the Version 3 so that our favorite browser can set records!!!
    Asad,
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    downloading now!
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    I've Just Installed The Firefox v3 It's Really Cool, There Is New Features Such As Dragging Texts/Images In A Web 2.0 Mode, Also The History Contains The title Of The Website.. I Guess The History Works By Keywords, You Need just to Type For Example "d" It Will Show You The Whole Websites Which Contain The "d"
    There Is Also A New Look Which Looks Great Than The Past One !

    I Like It
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    I have just installed FireFox 3 and its really cool. The best factor I like is, Its not going insteady even if I open more than 20 tabs at once. This is a really helpful thing for the webmasters as they will have a lot of things to do at once.
    Asad,
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    anyone know if it got the record?
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