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.
(Fig.01: The Mozilla team at Download Day [Photo courtesy of Clare Bayley])
Firefox 3 was downloaded 8,349,074 times between 2:16 p.m. ET Tuesday and 2:16 p.m. ET Wednesday.
=> Over 8 million — way to go!
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:
- We exceeded the first day download mark for Firefox 2 of 1.6 million after just five hours of availability for Firefox 3.
- 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
Firefox 3 portable is a fully functional optimized package for use on a USB pen drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch between home and usb pen version. I always use FF portable version while travling or from cybercafe computer. It leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go.
Download FireFox 3 Portable USB Pen / Device Friendly Version
On a related news Mozilla estimated that more than 3 million times downloads just four hours after Firefox’s official launch. Almost 5,000 and 14,000 downloads per minute. :)