Downloading Firefox 3
Today is Download Day and there has been a lot of griping about the servers going down. Well, it looks like the servers are back up again. I hadn’t tried earlier, (well, I tried at 10 AM EDT, since I’d read that FF3 was going to be available at 10 AM, but apparently the article I read forgot to mention the timezone. 10 AM = 1 PM).
I have now downloaded Firefox 3 with no problems at all and am writing this post using it. I had played around with some of the release candidates but hadn’t been using them full-time because of plugin compatibility, (I’m looking at you Firebug).
Speaking of Firebug, it didn’t upgrade automatically when I installed FF3 as it should have, and when I went to getfirebug.com I got no response. After a quick Google search I discovered that getfirebug.com has been down for a bit, (ownership is being transferred to Mozilla so this never happens again). However, you can download Firebug 1.2 from Mozilla, (this is the FF3-compatible version).
So I am now running FF3, (and keeping a copy of FF2 around for testing). If you want FF3, get it here.