It’s Firefox 3 Download Day today. It is effectively marketing hype and a viral campaign, although the less cynical among you may call it Mozilla’s attempt to create a world record. The idea being that after 3 years of development, the “new and improved” (oxymoron?) browser will not only revolutionise the browser market but will set a Guinness World Record for the most number of downloads of an application in one day.
Three (how apt) problems so far:
- Their download day notification e-mail contained a link to download Firefox 2
- The only working site I can find with a Firefox 3 download keeps timing out due to stupidly high server load
- Thousands of people across the world downloaded Firefox 3 after midnight only to discover that Mozilla, in their infinite wisdom, set the record start time for 10am (PDT)
Still, hopefully I’ll be able to get my Firefox 3 before the 24 hours is up and help to set a new record.
Update (20:12 GMT): the download link is now working, although a tad slow to respond as to be expected.