An hour into the Download Day launch, the Mozilla servers were heavily overloaded and many people (myself included) could not get through. There was a quick apology posted by Melissa over on the Mozilla Blog with the promise that things will go live soon and the download day will start with the site’s go-live. That’s all well and good, BUT with a little help from Read Write Web I was able to snag the download and install the latest and greatest in a matter of seconds.
(No worries, Mozzie. I’ll be downloading several times tonight from home to count towards the download goal!)
Hooray, it installed!
I really like the changes I’m seeing. I’m now reading over the Power User’s Guide over on LifeHacker and Deb Richardson’s Field Guide to Firefox 3. The overall extension support seems pretty good too. Out of all of my extensions, only a handful are not yet FF3-ready.
So those of you who’ve been counting down the hours like I have … what’s your take on the new ‘Fox so far?
Yep, so far so good. The only extension I haven’t gotten to work yet is del.icio.us, but hopefully that one will be updated in the near future. I didn’t realize mirror sites didn’t count toward downloads. Like you, I have a few more machines to install it to, so no worries there. I’ll probably do that later tonight after the rest of the world has gone to bed. Sometimes it’s an advantage to be on the West coast.
Rick’s last blog post: One year ago todayâ€¦
I’m really peeved that one of my favorite extensions wasn’t updated already. Two others that weren’t updated, I wound up uninstalling since they weren’t being used anyway.
FF3 is noticeably slower on my connection. I’m not sure if that means anything but it’s definitely slower than FF2 and much slower than Opera 9.5. Otherwise, it looks mostly the same. Going to let it sit all night and see if it abuses memory as much as FF2 did when doing the same thing.
For two years worth of work, I’m truly not impressed with FF3 at all. *shrug*