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Firefox Download Day is 17th June '08

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    For the know, 17th of June is the day Mozilla release Firefox 3. Most would be aware that they're attempting a Guinness World Record for the most number of downloads for a software in a day and hence set a date for the record attempt, June the 17th, 2008.

    So those willing to help set this record should download Firefox 3 on this date, anywhere in the World, any time-zone, 17th June.
     
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    I'll be doing my part! Firefox FTW! And, if I forget, I know TPU probably will be doing a news report on it on that date!
     
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    ill do it and get my friend david to do it, infact ill do it on both my pcs in my house.

    firefox is a great browser highly tweak able and i love getting addons to make it faster and een more safer
     
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    If you ask me, this whole "download day" thing is really pointless..


    you'd think thepiratebay would of already set that record :p
     
  5. btarunr

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    its for legal software plus pirate bay dosnt have the actual software on it just torrents

    i think that its a good idea i mean they make a free web browser that is top notch least we can do is get them into the guiness world record book
     
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    as look as malware or someone makes it a new worthy thread then i see almost everyone on this site doing it.
     
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    The download period starts from 5:00 PM GMT today.
     
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    Meaning, it won't be available for another 30 minutes.
     
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    its 17:33 meaning you can get it 33 minutes ago.
     
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    It says 6:00 PM BST....damn daylight savings.
     
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    10AM PST = 1PM EST

    It is currently 12:39pm EST.
     
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    why would they use British Summer Time? that is a bit strange!
     
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    we are go!
     
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    Shit. TTL= 800+ ms. Can't even load mozilla's page. Must be some heavy traffic.
     
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    Ok, so They want to break/ add a record but yet don't prepare for the server bandwith overrun. :ohwell:
     
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    OK now I'm pissed. I've been redirected to another IP that goes to the Firefox 2 download (but shares the same domain name www.mozilla.com/en-us )

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    i <3 my new Fox :)
     
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    www.mozilla.com/firefox/ wont even load for me :(

    So much for a record breaking attempt, I give up, I wonder how many others will.
     
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    i got mine in the pre release release. why didn't others?

    why wait so long? :(
     
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    Pre-release is not what everyone's waiting here for, it's the final release that was supposed to have come out 30 minutes ago but Ceiling-Cat knows what happened.

    So tell us Almighty Ceiling-Cat, what happened?

    CC: Meow!

    Not sure what that means. :(
     
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    I'm betting alot of people will. Way to go Mozilla. They're not going to pull the numbers they wanted now.

    @btarunr: I didn't even know there was a pre-release...
     
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    oic ic

    the one i have i got last week i believe it was "the final" version but idk. just tried to update but no go. also trying the website. seems to not be there :(

    anyway mine says "version 3.0" so i figure this is it. its pretty slick imo. i like the way it looks and operates. nice "vista inspired" default buttons, looks good, uncluttered, operates well, and i like the new downloader thingy and the way it shows it scans downloads for viruses. couple of my extensions don't work....but that'll be updated, i'm sure

    no crashes or bugs so far. been using it for a week
     
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