HOLY $HIT!!!ashisharya said:FireFox has no feature. U cant even see any animations on the web or u have to download the Flash for FF.
Hmm, where ever there is FF flamming, u are there...Indyan said:aish congrats on using opera.
But plz don't give bad name to opera.That kind of a fanboyism is normally associated with FF.
Plz speak with reasons.
For once i agree with FF fans!!
hyped? i dont think so...Posted by asa on Sat, 01/29/2005 - 04:20 :: Spreading Firefox
This morning, at about 4 o'clock, Firefox 1.0 downloads topped the 21,000,000 mark. We've added another million downloads in the last four days. That's amazing.
We're still getting a quarter million downloads a day. What can we do to keep this momentum going? Use this thread to discuss spreading the Firefox 1.0 fire.
--Asa, on behalf of the sfx team
Firefox lead engineer turned Google developer Ben Goodger announced on his Web log late this week that version 1.1 of Firefox will be delayed.
The next major release of the browser had originally been scheduled for a March debut. However, Goodger said the release date had to be pushed back because of "the realities of the work remaining to be done," including a lot of bug fixes and testing to ensure a stable application.
While no solid date for a 1.1 release has been announced, Goodger did offer details on how to expect the next version of Firefox. An non-public alpha of 1.1 will be released followed by a public preview version, then several release candidates, and the final version of the browser.
Among the major changes and fixes expected in Firefox 1.1 are a fix to the bug that causes the browser not to retain the scroll position when going back and forward through Web pages. The update will also ensure certain Web sites and text display properly within the Mozilla-based browser.
Firefox 1.1 is an intermediate step on the way to version 2 of the open source browser, which is expected late this year.
Dear Firefox contributors,
They said browsers were dead. They said open source would never penetrate the mainstream. But you've never cared much for rules, have you? And now we're blazing a trail to 50 million downloads worldwide. As we turn open source into a household word and reassert the supremacy of simplicity, we are making wavesâ€”and starting fires.
We've spent long nights in a tiny conference room here in Mountain View trying to figure out how to celebrate this momentous occasion. Should we lower Mitchell, our fearless president, into an erupting volcano? Send her backpacking through the Alps? In the end, we decided we'd rather celebrate by rewarding those who got us here. And that's you.
We have a handful of unique prizes that you won't find anywhere else, and we're asking you to do one simple thing to claim one: impress us. As we drive toward 50 million downloads, do something so cool, so unusual and so spectacular to spread Firefox that we can't help but scurry around the Mozilla Foundation to tell every one. Send a photo of your feat to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So what impresses us? Maybe it's convincing your mayor to declare a Firefox holiday (take a picture of the declaration). Or going to the prom dressed as a Firefox (take a picture of your date slapping you). We'll keep a running log of the prize winners and their stories below. The sky's the limit, but the clock's ticking.
Blake Ross Asa Dotzler
Blake and Asa
The SpreadFirefox team
P.S. As soon as we turn 50, we'll be giving away the biggest prize of all to a special Spread Firefox affiliate, and it has nothing to do with impressing us. Come see us on the big day to find out more.
Congratulations, today we have reached 75,000,000 downloads. The download was made 13:17:10 CEST.
Here are some facts to help you with a understanding of this huge number:
* 25% of the US population
* Over 2 times the population of Canada
* 50% of the Russian population
* 16% of the population in the European Union
* 60% of the Japanese population
* 6% of the Chinese population
Thats 25,000,000 more downloads in less than 3 months, after the 50 million downloads milestone in April. The 100 million downloads milestone isn't that far away