Posts Tagged ‘firefox 3’

Unobstructed HTTPS

There’s an interesting discussion on Slashdot about SSL certificates. It brings up two valid points: Invalid certificates, while providing a secure mechanism between the client/server are extremely annoying to use in Firefox 3 for many people because of the multi-step process. Previously it was just a warning dialog. There are no free SSL certificates that […]

World Record

Congrats to everyone involved. It’s now a world record. The magic number is 8,002,530. Even after the first 24 hours, the downloads keep coming. 3.0 is one hell of a good release.

Zero Day Vulnerability

This really isn’t very accurate. I don’t know the details of the vulnerability or even if there actually is one, but I question the marketing around the Zero Day Initiatives vulnerability report. The big news seems to be “only 5 hours” after the release. This isn’t really accurate if you think about it. It would […]

8 Million Downloads In 24 Hours

It was a ton of fun to watch, absolutely addictive. 83 terabytes of data served just for downloads over 24 hours. There’s still a ton of people to update as the auto-update functionality has yet to be triggered. You can now see the scale of what’s involved. John Lilly’s got some great statistics on what […]

Firefox 3.0 Is Out

So the servers had a giant melt down. That’s hopefully history now. It’s out! Go download it. While your at it, spread the word and help break a world record. After all, how many world records have you participated in so far? Awesomebar – Find what you want easier than ever. Malware Protection – Stay […]

Only Hours Left

Something tells me that at about 10:00 PST / 1:00 EST something big will be happening. I sure hope someone is interested 😉 .

Firefox Deletes Printers

The Daily WTF has a great post on Firefox Deleting Printers. Be aware of that bug. I checked bugzilla, and don’t think it’s been fixed for Firefox 3. Note: For those who aren’t familiar with The Daily WTF, it’s not a real bug, just a fool who thinks it’s there.

Firefox 3 Field Guide

Deb Richardson has a really sweet guide on what’s new in Firefox 3. If you don’t already know, you should go read that now.

Scoble on Firefox 3

Check out Robert Scoble on Firefox 3. I’d quote him, but I can’t find the appropriate part to quote. I get the impression he’s used it a few times before.

Rebreaking The Web

It’s happening again. Once upon a time, browser vendors started adding their own features without consulting with each other and agreeing upon standards. What they created was a giant mess of inconsistencies across browsers and platforms that is still in effect today. Ask any web developer and they can tell you of the pains that […]