Firefox 3: The Most Devastating Killing Machine Ever Built!

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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!

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Cody

Download Day supposedly started ~30 mins ago, and the site is just now getting switched over to promote version 3.

SpreadFirefox.com is down for me (im assuming its the same for everyone since all other sites work) and Mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ has broken CSS and images, and the DL link is blowing up…..

Someone is getting fired.

Platypus

Bah, it’s RC3, the real thing doesn’t seem to be there yet. Never mind.

Platypus

FWIW, I wondered if the downloads were available and just not announced yet. I played with the old 2.0 links and found that the following returns a file:

http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.0&os=osx&lang=en-US

This is for Mac. Presumably one could manipulate the os parameter in the query string for other platforms.

Is this the final 3.0? I’m not sure, the version just says 3.0, so it could be.

You try?

Michael

The idea that one must pledge to download in order to make the download count towards the record is a bit of a misnomer. One can simply download — that will count as well.

Agent0042

“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.

mike

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?

M Freitas

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”?

Judi Sohn

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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