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Here at MoDaCo, we love Firefox. It's my browser of choice (although I do sometimes lean towards Opera 9.5 too), and today marks the launch of the long awaited Firefox 3.

To mark the occasion, the Firefox team are trying to break the world record for downloads in 1 day!

Set a Guinness World Record
Enjoy a Better Web

Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it’s that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.

The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 is June 17, 2008. Join our community and this effort by pledging today!

The 24 hour period starts at 6 PM UK time (10AM PDT) today... so click the fox above to head on over and pledge / download... and give Firefox a try if you haven't already! :D

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Here at MoDaCo, we love Firefox. It's my browser of choice (although I do sometimes lean towards Opera 9.5 too), and today marks the launch of the long awaited Firefox 3.

To mark the occasion, the Firefox team are trying to break the world record for downloads in 1 day!

The 24 hour period starts at 6 PM UK time (10AM PDT) today... so click the fox above to head on over and pledge / download... and give Firefox a try if you haven't already! :D

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Firefox is ace, using any other browser just seems clumsy in comparison, wish they'd hurry up with the Windows Mobile version though :(

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Yeah, indeed... and the more competition in the WinMo browser market the better!

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I have Firefox 3 Beta installed at work for testing purpose.

It's pretty good, better than Firefox 2!

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Hmm - I think they shot themselves in the foot here.

I cannot get anywhere near the download site!

Completely overloaded!

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Yep, it's VERY hammered!

All I got from them was this

Http/1.1 Service Unavailable

LOL

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I wonder if they deliberately wanted their site to get overloaded... for the publicity.

Anyone with half a brain would think that a web browser company who couldnt guage demand for their web browser must be lacking something...

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Probably. As soon as I saw it I did think err yea thats going to go down! Thing is with all their pledges surely they would have anticipated demand lol!!!

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Finally got past the "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" only for it to take me to the Firefox 2 download page!!

Has anyone managed to download it yet?

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It's showing me the file datestamp as 11th June... hmmm...

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Hrm, I love FF but a couple of annoying things:

1) tab browser preferences add-on doesnt work, which is fair enough as FF3 is only just out. But they didnt incorporate ANY features of TBP into FF3 as stanard, namely the ability to have a newly created tab go straight to your home page.

2) In FF2, if you selected a folder in your bookmarks and did "Open All in Tabs" it opened every link in a new tab. Now it opens the first link in the tab you currently have in focus. Highly annoying.

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