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Chris Cardell

Panic! Firefox 3 is beyond reach

Maybe this should have been spread out a little; it seems that it isn’t just us who can’t download the latest edition of Firefox. Even TechCrunch is unable to download Firefox and they are even receiving the old Firefox 2 download page. This reminds us of when Amazon went down, as we are now receiving a “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” error.

As we type at this very moment we are now receiving the Firefox 2 download page.

Firefox, you disappoint me.

UPDATE (45 minutes later): You can now download Firefox through these links, Firefox 3 (British) & Firefox 3 (American). What adds insult to injury is the latest post on Mozilla’s blog,

“The outpouring of interest and enthusiasm around Firefox 3 has been overwhelming (literally!). Our servers are currently feeling the burn and should be back to normal shortly. Download day will officially commence once the site goes live. The 24 hours period will be clocked from that moment. Thanks for your continued support.”

What exactly were they expecting? It really dosn’t take a genius to realise that they had created an extremely large amount of buzz. Well, never mind, it hasn’t gone down how Firefox would have liked, but after 3 years of waiting, the latest Firefox edition is here. It certainly has a nice feel about it.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 at 6:33 pm GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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  • ajay

    Firefox 3 is not good as compare to Firefox2
    (1) Firefox 3 is always hangs up when i open up any PDF Files
    (2) My Windows Live Service Won’t work
    (3) address bar is really bad. i don’t need so much of information.
    (4)Firefox3 also ask for a lot of memort and cpu.

    As comapre to Firefox3 IE8 is some what betther.

  • DoesWhat

    If by the last sentence you believe that IE8 is better than Firefox 3 then I have to disagree with you somewhat. IE8 is still very unstable as it is in beta. Firefox 3 is currently far superior to IE8.

    In response to point 1, in our experience, we have had no problem with this.
    Point 2, we don’t actually use any Live services.
    Point 3, really depends on the person, we love it. (Apart from its name, “Awesome bar”)
    Point 4, we were led to believe that actually they have worked hard on improving memory usage, although we haven’t really looked in detail.

  • Les M

    I have had consistent problems with Firefox 3 hanging up on pages — and I have to do a [Ctrl][Alt][Del] to unfreeze it. I never had troubles with Firefox before version 3 and from scanning the internet, it appears that a LOT of people are having problems with it. Too bad — it sort of tarnishes the reputation that Firefox had built up over the years as being more stable than Explorer.

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