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Firefox 3 will Kill 3 Birds with 1 Stone

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The release date of the third major edition of the hottest web browser on the planet is just around the corner. If all things went according to planned, Firefox 3, codenamed "Gran Paradiso" will be unleashed some time in June.

Firefox has really come a long way and has already revolutionized the way people browse the web. Let's look ahead and analyze the potential impact of this forthcoming mega release.

*Firefox 3 user share will continue to rise

It will start with the grand release plan -- Download Day (Can I call it D-Day?). Mozilla is aiming to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24-hour period.

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Also: Firefox 3: The Semantic Web Browser?

Firefox 3

This browser might make a lot of Windows users happy but it's not going anywhere in the Linux world until the fsync/SQLite bug is fixed. After several freezes I had to downgrade to Firefox 2. My extensions are working again including one that provides most of the functionality of the "awesome" bar.

A bugfix is promised for the next release of Firefox. I look forward to it. Until then, downgrade or enjoy your system freezes!

Also consider Flock. Flock integrates well with many social networking sites. It is built on the same "gecko" as Firefox and most extensions will work.

re: FF3

It will only make me happy if it fixes the damn memory leak.

That and the lag between FF updates and Add-on updates drive me crazy (and yes, it IS a short drive).

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