That's right folks, the long-awaited Mozilla Firefox version 3 will be hitting the virtual shevles on June 17th, 2008. The new Firefox will have a ton of new features that fix common browser nuisances and make the interface more intuitive. One of the most important changes is its usage of system resources. Firefox 3 will take up far less RAM (according to benchmarking) than any other current browser. While users who run a relatively light installation will notice a difference, adding a load of extensions will probably negate this.
Mozilla has been holding off on the launch date announcement until now, but they have been building support for a massive "Download Day" so that they can set the record for most downloads in a single day at well over one million. Clicking the badge above will take you to the site, so you too can sign up to download on that day.
Of course, if you want to get a taste early like me, head on over to the Firefox 3 Release Candidate 3 page and download it. So far, it's pretty slick.
Personally, I'm excited about the announced release date because shortly after FF 3 comes out, Flock will be updating to version 2.0, with the shiny new back-end from FF3.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
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