Monday, June 16, 2008

Help Firefox Set A World Record

The folks at Mozilla are trying to set a World Record tomorrow for most software downloads in 24 hours.

Download Day - English

Kinda silly, but seeing as how Firefox as been my preferred browser of choice since at least 2005 you know I'll be joining in the fun.

Addendum: Hmmm. It's 7:35am EST on June 17th and the main download page for Firefox is still showing only the old version to download. Maybe it goes live at noon? Here's a news article to amuse yourself with in the meanwhile.

9:15 A.M - Get Your Firefox 3 Download Here!
9:16 A.M. - Okay... that seems buggy, as in it won't open for me. Will try later.

9:19 A.M. - Here's the deal. Firefox 3 isn't live until 10 AM PDT. Which means sometime this afternoon here on the East Coast (1pm? I forget how daylight savings time affects everything). For more information, go here. Apparently, you can't direct link or ftp the download in order to qualify for the World Record.

5:03 P.M. - Have cleared my cache, refreshed the page, tried different pages and everything I find on Mozilla says Firefox 2. Nice going guys. Way to ruin your big download day. (rolls eyes)

6:47 P.M. - Karl left me a comment before I could update this post because I was too busy configing Firefox 3 on my home computer. According to other stuff I've read, I'll still be able to make the download record thing tomorrow morning for my work computer. So hooray for that.

3 comments:

Kevin_H said...

I can't believe you blogged about this, and not this:

http://finance.comcast.net/www/news.html?x=http://absorigins.comcast.net/data/news/2008/06/16/987182.xml

You've really dropped the ball...

Julia said...

Oooooohhhh.. Very Cool. Yeah, I haven't been on my A-Game when it comes to news the past few days. Post-weekend malaise.

Karl Heinz Kremer said...

Just in case you have not noticed, the FF3 downloads are working now.

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