Well not everything went good for Mozilla on its planned download day to celebrate the release of Firefox 3. Mozilla had declared today as Download Day, in an effort to set a Guinness World Record for most software downloads in one day. Somehow the plans did not work out that well. The Servers were almost down till 1PM PST, while the event was scheduled to begin at 10AM PST.
Looks like Mozilla didn’t plan well in advance, as one by one their servers went off with the huge number of people hitting the server every minute. Everything is running smooth now, so you can download Firefox 3 right away.
However a question needs to be asked.. Did Mozilla really have to gun for a world record of most software downloads in a day rather than focusing on its natural download/release cycle. Why all this PR? They could have done it the simple way, even if they had done that, we would have seen huge number of downloads today..
Early hiccups aside, Firefox 3 has now set the standard for web browsers. At the moment Firefox 3 is the fastest and safest browser out there.
I’ve detailed review of Firefox 3 coming up, highlighting all the hits and misses Mozilla put together for this awesome release.
I have it installed right now, and it has crashed on me once so far . A couple of my addons didn’t work as well, but they were critical for my daily routine so that didn’t make much of a difference.
Are you using Firefox 3? How has been your experience with it so far? Do all your addons work with it?