The Firefox 3 download record attempt will officially begin on June 18 in Australia at 3.00am (EST). This URL http://tinyurl.com/4e7fv5 provides the timezone details for people. The 24 hour period is counted from US Pacific time on 17 June, which for most of us on this side of the world will mean downloading won’t start until the following day.
It’s been a long time coming (well, not that long) but it’s finally here. Firefox 3 is to be launched on 17 June and Mozilla are asking for help to set a world record for the most downloads on a single day. A reasonably worthy idea – anything to knock IE off it’s dominant pedestal should be welcomed. We’re not anti-Windows mind, just annoyed that IE has been so slow to develop and evolve.
The same can’t be said for Firefox. And having tried the Firefox 3 Beta, it really is a vast improvement. Maybe not in looks, but certainly in performance – much faster in speed and much better on the memory leaking front.