So after much fanfare and anticipation, Firefox 3 was released at 22:30 Indian Standard Time, and thats when all hell broke loose as the Firefox Download Day arrived as they attempt a Guiness World Record .
11:42:06 PM IST: Servers are down, I can’t access www.firefox.com, www.getfirefox.com, www.spreadfirefox.com seems to work but the download button takes me to firefox 2’s download page.
12:12:48 AM IST: Still the same situation
1:12:01AM IST: Now its the opposite, I can access www.firefox.com and www.getfirefox.com, but now www.spreadfirefox.com is down. Anyways I’m downloading my copy of Firefox 3 now…finally
1:18:05 AM IST: Found this “Mozilla.com web traffic is pushing well over 2 Gigabits a second of just pure HTTP traffic. That is in addition to the 13 Gigabits a second or so of download traffic. We are still at around 14,000 download/minute and mozilla.com is responding well! Go Mozilla community and IT team!”
BTW Firefox downloaded and installed
1:42:54 AM IST: www.spreadfirefox.com is back online, and www.firefox.com and www.getfirefox.com are also online.
2:41:40 AM IST: All the sites are working fine. Its too late in the night, I’ll goto sleep now, and will download at my office as well.
10:28:04 AM IST: All the sites are still working fine. I downloaded one in my office and installed it.
So Firefox is installed and as expected a few of the Firefox 2 addons are not compatible. Their new versions should come out eventually in a few days. As for the mozilla servers, it seems like the servers are in much better shape now as all the sites are online.
Man its so fast! Its really a big improvement atleast in terms of browsing speeds. Sites load so fast in it, and things are working fine, no crashes or anything like that. I just love Firefox.