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Download of the day: Firefox 3.0.3 (All platforms)

Didn't take long to release new version.

Firefox version 3.0.3 has been released. This version fix the known issues and brings stability to product.

New in Firefox 3.0.3

a) Fixed a problem where users were unable to retrieve saved passwords or save new passwords

b) Fixed several security issues.

c) Fixed several stability issues.

d) Fixed several hangs and crashes that occurred when using screen readers.

e) Fixed Mac-specific issues and much more.

Download Firefox 3.0.3

Grab latest version here.

Download Of The Day: Firefox 3.0.1 (Critical Security Update)

Firefox 3.0.1 has been released and available for download. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Mozilla. Use the following instructions to upgrade Firefox.

Security Issues

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious web site could cause Firefox to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs. If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2933)

Download Firefox 3.0.1

=> Visit offical site to grab Firefox 3.0.1

How do I upgrade Firefox to version 3.0.1?

See how to install firefox-3.0.1.tar.bz2 in Linux

How do I update Firefox under Redhat / Fedora / CentOS Linux?

Simply type the following command, enter:
# yum update

How do I update Firefox under Debian / Ubuntu Linux?

Open terminal and simply type the following commands, enter:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Firefox 3 World Record

FANS of the Mozilla Firefox web browser were attempting to set a world record for the most downloads of a software program in 24 hours. And guess what - we almost did it! It just took five hours to download over 1.6 million copies to get rid of old download record set by Firefox 2.

The offical body of Guinness World Records is yet to approve and announce the record attempt. However, you can go ahead and flaunt it by downloading and printing your very own personalized Firefox 3 Download Day certificate.

From the official blog:

We are currently serving almost 9,000 downloads a minute, which puts us on track to achieve 5-7 million downloads our first day of general availability. To put some more color behind what's been happening on this historic day:

  1. We exceeded the first day download mark for Firefox 2 of 1.6 million after just five hours of availability for Firefox 3.
  2. Net Applications is already reporting a 300% positive change in Firefox 3 market share worldwide just today.

Well done everyone and soon there will be a new World Record :D

Download of the day: Firefox 3 Beta 2 for Linux Windows and OS X

Mozilla Firefox 3 beta 2 has been released and available for the download. Firefox takes security to next level. For example, If you visit a malicious site using Firefox 3, it will block the site and do it with a user interface that doesn't allow a click-through.

The new beta software includes improved protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on cookies, clearer Web site identification by clicking on the site favicon in the location bar, better malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, and version checking for insecure plugins.

Download Firefox 3 beta 2

Firefox 3 Beta 2 is available in more than 25 languages. Visit official home page to grab Firefox 3 beta 2 software.

Firefox 3 beta 2 Screen shot - Firefox in Action!
(Fig 01: Firefox 3 beta 2 in action)

Other Firefox news

Check out giant Firefox fathead stickers on Georgia Institute of technology football stadium (via QTP):
Firefox fathead stickers on Georgia Institute of technology football stadium
(Fig 02: Firefox fathead stickers on Georgia Institute of technology football stadium. Image Credit - official Mozilla blog)

Firefox Floppy Disks

Mozilla marketing team decided to distribute Firefox using floppies (via E@zyVG)
Humor: Firefox Floppy Disks
(Fig 03: Firefox Floppy Disks. Image Credit - spreadfirefox.com)