Mozilla released much awaited Firefox 3, a major update to its popular and acclaimed free, open source Web browser, which is made available in approximately 50 languages, Firefox 3 is two to three times faster than its predecessor and offers more than 15,000 improvements, including the revolutionary smart location bar, malware protection, and extensive under the hood work to improve the speed and performance of the browser.
“We’re really proud of Firefox 3 and it just shows what a committed, energized global community can do when they work together,” said John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla.
Mozilla Firefox 3 is available now for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems as a free download from http://www.getfirefox.com.
Firefox 3.0 already approached 5.78 million downloads milestone at the time of writing this post, and it looks like the browser will break the 10 million mark on the official Download Day according to the Firefox 3 download counter. To have your download count, you need to download the full installation of the browser, before Wednesday, June 18th at 10AM PST.
Mozilla site starts to get bogged down “Our systems were quite busy earlier this morning so individual requests may not have gotten through - but they are all up now and serving a tremendous amount of traffic and downloads. We’re currently serving almost 9,000 downloads a minute, which puts us on track to achieve 5-7 million downloads our first day of general availability,” revealed Paul Kim.