Don’t forget that it is Firefox download day today – Mozilla’s attempt to get into the Guinness Book of record for the most software downloads in 24 hours.
And expect that it might take some time until you’ll be able to download the new version of Firefox (see below)
“Starting at midnight in their local timezones, downloaders have been asking when Firefox 3 will be ready for Firefox Download Day, June 17, 2008. Mary announced on the Spread Firefox Forum that downloads will commence at 10 AM PST.”
We’ll tried earlier today to access the download site but links were not made available at that point in time. So we provided an email address within the Pledge form, but besides a thank-you reply no information on the download was received till now. Look’s like they are trying to stretch demand on their servers a bit across the day – good idea.
After the cut off time mentioned in the Mozilla forum post above (13:00 EST) neither site (download or forum) is reachable anymore and Mozilla.com is reporting “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable”
Let’s hope they will soon be able to balance the load and good luck with the record attempt.
PC Magazine review of FF3
Update: 17-June-2008 18:30 (UTC)
We just succeeded to get through to the download site but it is still – not surprisingly – rather slow.
Update: 17-June-2008 23:54 (UTC)
The SpreadFirefox website is now running normal and almost 1.5 Million downloads have been counted so far. When you’re downloading your copy don’t forget to collect your personalized Download Day certificate (via Flaunt it! in the sidebar) – Nice idea.
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