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Mozilla download day!

  1. Jun 17, 2008 #1
    http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/ [Broken]

    It's going super fast!
    Few hours ago, US had about 200,000 and now its 606,164 !
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  3. Jun 17, 2008 #2
    What, it's today? Damn, I made a pledge to download it, but I don't have access to high speed today...Anybody having or going to a Download Party? Ha, so geeky, I know...
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    It's gonna take you a while to recover from that one binzy...
  5. Jun 17, 2008 #4


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    Don't forget the dress code...pocket protectors, tape for your glasses, and an inhaler. :biggrin:

    I think I finally unbroke my computer from the last software I attempted installing (not sure yet, but found some stuff the uninstall didn't remove...and this was software provided by our IT people...I got talked into trying it first by the more technophobic faculty I work with :rolleyes:), so I'm not about to try upgrading my browser on the first day the version is released! Someone else can be the guinea pig on this one.
  6. Jun 17, 2008 #5
    I waited like 1 year for IE 7 and still waiting for vista, but I am crazy after firefox :biggrin:
  7. Jun 17, 2008 #6

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    Wow. Here I am, Listening to They Might Be Giants, and I DON'T feel like a geek!

    Party on you guys!
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    Unfortunately most of their servers crashed for most of the day.
    There has supposedly been a big downloadspike for the new opera 9.50 and safari.
  9. Jun 17, 2008 #8
    I downloaded it. Unfortunately, the mouse gestures add-on I use has not been updated, guess I gotta look into that now...
  10. Jun 17, 2008 #9
    Using my smart location bar, I found this really hilarious youtube video :smile:. I had bookmarked it few months ago, but then it got lost.

    Michigan Coach Goes Crazy!! Kevin Borseth Rant, Hilarious!!

    Really love the smart location bar!
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  11. Jun 17, 2008 #10
    haha, nice video. I agree, the "awesome bar" is really awesome!!!
  12. Jun 17, 2008 #11
    Actually, the beta version has been out for a few months now, so it's safe to get. Besides it'd be better than IE no matter what. I HATE IE.
  13. Jun 17, 2008 #12
    Don't call me that....
  14. Jun 18, 2008 #13
    Couldn't have been quicker or easier. Nice new look.
  15. Jun 18, 2008 #14
    I pledged, but I just can't get into the http://www.Mozilla.com/Firefox [Broken]. To be part of the world record, you have to download from the mozilla website alone. I think I have about 9 hours left to download.
    The only reason why IE is so popular is because 90% of its users have not even heard of firefox. You can bet your last nickel that Microsoft engineers are poring over the firefox source code as we speak, for IE8.
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  16. Jun 18, 2008 #15
    I clicked on your link, arunbg, and yes, I got an error message about the page you are trying to connect to.

    If you follow the link from the first post in this thread http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/" [Broken] it should work fine for you.
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    What does a download party entail? I mean.. how do you make such a thing into a party.. and why?
  18. Jun 18, 2008 #17
    North Korea didn't make a single download, they gotta hate FF there.
  19. Jun 18, 2008 #18
    I finally got the link to work, FF3 looks great btw!
    You download and you party. simple.

    Over 8.6 million downloads are claimed. I can make it to the Guinness book now, along with 8.6 million others :frown:

    Interesting download statistic: South Korea - 44848 , North Korea - You guessed it, 0
    Those poor people.
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    Ooh, and you have a new look too! Congrats on going gold! :biggrin:

    Cool. I'll plan to upgrade Monday (I have to give a talk Friday and don't want to disrupt anything on my computer until that's done).
  21. Jun 18, 2008 #20


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    I got the upgrade this morning. I've never had any trouble upgrading Mozilla's products. Wish I could say that for Microsoft.
  22. Jun 18, 2008 #21
    Ahh, there just downloading them via mirror sites (so they show up as coming from a diff. country) I bet, stupid commies.
  23. Jun 18, 2008 #22
    That's why I LOVE open source. While some stuff isn't the best (like OpenOffice) they are FREE and get the job done. I haven't bought software, pretty much ever, I just get open source versions.
  24. Jun 19, 2008 #23


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    Firefox 3 Vulnerability Found

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080619/tc_pcworld/147277;_ylt=AkGDLMoN6W7mc3DAmTqvf4wRSLMF [Broken]

    No, the reason is that Firefox is not compatible with applications that many people need to use in the buisness world. I cannot use Firefox, it's not compatible with my work systems or even my e-mail.
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  25. Jun 19, 2008 #24
    My web-browsing software doesn't have anything to do with my e-mail or any of my work systems including online banking for work. Firefox has some issues (although no more than Macs, I don't think) with MSN sites. I'm curious, Evo, what work-stuff a web-browser isn't compatible with because the first thing that sprang to mind was, "Is Evo thinking of Linux?" I'm probably missing something, here.
  26. Jun 19, 2008 #25
    I think in her case, developers didn't check if their applications are compatible with Firefox, so that's developers mistake or the company is using very old software(developed before Firefox).

    When I develop web applications, I mostly work with IE but also make sure they are working with Firefox. Sometimes, things that work in IE don't work in Firefox and vice-versa.

    For personal use, I never got any spyware on my computer or saw any annoying ads since I started using Firefox.
    I think Microsoft always wins when it comes to bugs and security flaws :rofl:
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