Firefox 3 Download Day

June 18, 2008 – 8:53 am by Gabe Anderson | No Comments

If you’re still not using Firefox, now’s a great time to start. Yesterday was the official release of Firefox 3, and it’s better than ever. I downloaded it yesterday as part of Firefox Download Day — an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most downloads in a single day — and started using it. I must say it’s pretty awesome so far.

Download Day

Some nice improvements I’ve noticed:

  • Faster load time
  • Faster browsing (Gmail is incredibly fast)
  • Improved user interface (new icons, polished look)
  • Sliding tabs as you open & close
  • Auto-URL completion with favicons (those little browser icons you see when you bookmark)
  • More stable
  • Google Desktop searches actually open my default browser (Firefox) now instead of IE7 (woohoo!)

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I’ve downloaded Firefox 3 on two machines now and have helped contribute to the record-breaking attempt. As of now, Firefox 3 has already been downloaded 6,424,790 times since early yesterday afternoon — blowing away the 5 million goal that was set by Mozilla.

Download your FF3 today and be part of this world record (download by 2:16 p.m. EDT to be part of the record attempt)!

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