Mega Download Of The Day: FireFox Browser Final 3.0

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Firefox 3.0 has been released and available for immediate download. Mozilla foundation is aiming to set a world record for the most downloads in 24 hours. IE’s lack of compliance with web standards and security issue made Firefox more popular among the techsavy / geek users.


For past 34 month Mozilla engineers have been working and perfecting Firefox v3.0. Now almost 15% of Internet users surf the web with Firefox. Mozilla Foundation aims to try and set a world record for the most downloads in a day. It needs to beat its own record set by Firefox version 2.0. It was downloaded 1.6 million times in Oct-2006. The attempt to break the record will begin at 10:30PM IST (10:00am PDT i.e. 17:00 GMT). Good Luck, Mozilla Team!

Download FireFox Final Version 3.0 For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X

Firefox 3.0 in Action

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 picture / photo
(Fig.01: Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Picture / Screenshot [Click to Enlarge image])

Firefox final 3 working plugins:

Following plugins working without any problems 🙂

  • Google toolbar
  • Stumble upon toolbar
  • No script plugin
  • Firefox adblock plug and few others

Related: How to Install FireFox version 3.0 tar.gz file under Linux operating system.


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

13 comment

  1. Vivek,

    By posting direct download links – you’ve just trashed their attempt to break the record for most downloads in one day. Anyway, I’m using RC version, it looks good but still the memory footprint is huge (215Mb).

  2. You said,

    > dt, today – 17-June,2008 @ 10:00AM PDT i.e. 1:00 PM EST

    That’s what I thought. So why did you give the wrong time on your page?

    > note page will be updated at 10:00PM PDT
    You mean 10:00AM, the “PM” is wrong ||

    Can you update your post?

  3. You mean 10:00AM, the “PM” is wrong ||

    Dam, I just cleared out wordpress page and rss cache. Each page is cached for 6 hours. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. Yeah, I’ve tried several times, too

    Their site must be pretty busy, surely they *planned* for these millions of downloads

    Sigh …

  5. got it many times now

    had to vnc and rdp to about a dozen sites

    that should mix up the ipaddr for the statisticians at Guinness

    will install later

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