Firefox Three, Guinness World Records, and bananas.

So I guess bananas has nothing to do with it, although all you monkeys will be jealous to know I had one with my dinner, and it was tasty.

However the real fruit of the day is (you guessed it) Firefox Three.  I’m pretty happy to see this release; I’ve used the betas on and off for a while and been impressed how far it’s come.  It’ll still struggle to compete with the simplicity of Epiphany, but that’s just because I’m human.

It should also be noted that the Spread Firefox group has coordinated a campaign to start a new Guinness World Record for “the most software downloaded in 24 hours.”  So far since they opened the download floodgates about 18:16 UTC, and in the past ~ten hours or so, the Spread Firefox Download Day page is reporting over three million downloads, although I’m willing to bet that this is thus far an unofficial number.

There’s been a lot of commentary on the bad choice of starting time, the lack of advertising, some issues with the map not showing all the countries accurately but please spare us.  This is supposed to be a fun thing, so have fun with it!  Three million downloads thus far implies that the masses are quite happy.  You can’t seriously expect the organizers of this to make everyone just oh-so-peachy, so just roll with it!  Go download Firefox Three and enjoy!

Well done to everyone working with Mozilla!

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