Firefox 3 release date is today, download and make a record

June 17th, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by admin  

By : Sajal Kayan

Firefox 3 Download DayThe much anticipated release of firefox, version 3, which has many security and usability improvements is due to be released on 17th June 2008.

Mozilla Firefox (abbreviated officially as Fx, but also commonly as FF), is a web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite, managed by the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox had 18.41% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of May 2008, making it the second-most popular browser in current use worldwide, after Internet Explorer.

The multi-platform browser is all set to make a Guinness record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours. At the time of writing, 1,731,767 people from all over the world have pledged to get Firefox 3 on the release date.

Various OS distribution maintainers like Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware, Debian, etc would also be keeping a close watch to included the stable Firefox 3 in their repositories.

The development name for Mozilla Firefox 3 is Gran Paradiso. The precursory releases are codenamed “Minefield”, as this is the name of the trunk builds. “Gran Paradiso”, like other Firefox development names, is an actual place; in this case the second-highest mountain group in the Graian Alps.

The USP for firefox is its ability to manage plugins and its open nature. Developers World wide have made over 5,000 plugins which increase the usability and provides features to suit each individuals needs. encourages users to use firefox and pledges that after the release of Firefox 3 it will put a “Designed for Firefox” logo on the web site.

The campaign taken by to break the Guinness record looks good and the hype generated will increase the awareness/acceptability of firefox worldwide. Wishing the Mozilla team all the best with the launch. Hope their servers can handle the load.

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