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Tommorow sees the long-awaited release of Clint Eastwood‘s Firefox 3, the third movie in the popular series of Craig Thomas novels, including Firefox, Firefox Down and Winter Hawk. As with most cinematic releases, the movie will be available as a Usenet file or BitTorrent, however Eastwood […]

Firefox - The MovieTommorow sees the long-awaited release of Clint Eastwood‘s Firefox 3, the third movie in the popular series of Craig Thomas novels, including Firefox, Firefox Down and Winter Hawk.

As with most cinematic releases, the movie will be available as a Usenet file or BitTorrent, however Eastwood is celebrating the release by – get this – attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours…finally Hollywood is learning to embrace DRM-free digital downloads and user-generated piracy! I wonder if Eastwood’s next movie Release Candidate will also be similarly released into the wild?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much in the public domain abou…oh, um…I may have misunderstood some of the facts <gulps> of Om‘s briefing…

M’kay…lemme start over…

I guess everyone’s aware (thanks Mike!) that tomorrow sees the long-awaited release of Mozilla‘s Firefox 3, the third browser in the popular series of open source browsers, including (um) Firefox 1 and (ahem) Firefox 2?

Mozilla is celebrating the release by – get this – attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. All you need to do to help contribute to the record is download Firefox 3 during tomorrow’s Download Day and pledging that you’ll do so at the official world record site.

So far 1,385,062 individuals have pledged to download our ubiquitous foxy friend, including 56,300 of my fellow Britons! Accompanying the launch and the record attempt are a global series of launch parties – check for local parties at Mozilla Party Central.

Most importantly – and I can’t stress this enough – Think In Russian!

  1. I don’t get this…

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  2. Just our attempt at a little humor…or a geek version thereof…as we assume that everyone who reads WWD already knows about Firefox 3. But you may need the reminder (or to know) that they’re trying to break the record tomorrow.

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  3. Er… It’s 11am New Zealand time, we are half way through the day – and no download. Or don’t they believe the Internet is something “international”?

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  4. @Tom Smith, I guess you won’t be interested in this Firefox whitepaper then? ;)

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  5. Hey what are the chances of bumping into another kiwi on the ‘inter-web’. It’s past midday in New Zealand! and I’m pretty sure it’s the 17th of June! what gives?

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  6. Okay: Download Day starts Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM San Francisco time. according to latest twitter feed from mozillafirefox see: http://twitter.com/mozillafirefox
    For local times see: http://tinyurl.com/4e7fv5

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  7. “Er… It’s 11am New Zealand time, we are half way through the day – and no download. Or don’t they believe the Internet is something “international”?”
    No, I guess not. I kinda figured it was going to be June 17, U.S. time, though I’ll admit I was holding out for midnight eastern. Ah well. I’ll be at work during the time that it’s first released, but perhaps I’ll be able to take it out for a spin at work. I’ll download it for my home computer ASAP once I get home.

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  8. [...] Webworkerdaily: Can’t wait for the most devastating kiling machine every built. Aka Firefox. [...]

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  9. been using it since beta 3 no issues to really speak of latest rc no issues either.

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  10. Man I love that movie. Err, book. Erm, browser.

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