Firefox down

Everyone is trying to get into download Firefox 3.0 (the release of Firefox 3.0 is the hot story of the day on TechMeme). Unfortunately most of us over on FriendFeed (which is where I hang out now most of the day) can’t get to the servers. I can’t either. Will keep trying.

In other news, Twitter is still up!

Of course this blog post caused an interesting conversation over on Firefox to break out, along with links to all the download places if you want to keep trying. UPDATE: Success! (Using the direct links).

48 thoughts on “Firefox down

  1. FF3 is better than 2, but using it a mac, i can hardly tell if I am in Safari or FF if I don’t pay attention. Browsers are reaching commodity level.

  2. FF3 is better than 2, but using it a mac, i can hardly tell if I am in Safari or FF if I don’t pay attention. Browsers are reaching commodity level.

  3. I pretty much figured all this record-breaking hype would give Mozilla’s servers a bit of trouble. It was an awesome way to generate buzz, though. There’s always some excitement surrounding a new browser release, but it tends to be muted somewhat by fears over bugs or unpleasant changes. Not so with this release: people just can’t seem to wait to get their hands on version 3 even if they’ve already been using a release candidate version for a while!

  4. I pretty much figured all this record-breaking hype would give Mozilla’s servers a bit of trouble. It was an awesome way to generate buzz, though. There’s always some excitement surrounding a new browser release, but it tends to be muted somewhat by fears over bugs or unpleasant changes. Not so with this release: people just can’t seem to wait to get their hands on version 3 even if they’ve already been using a release candidate version for a while!

  5. After zillions of betas, about freaking time…but Opera 9.5 already slid in home first. Still impressive browser, even so, now if all the extensions would start working.

    Opera 9.5, Safari (4), Firefox 3…no one, be missing, the missing IE 8.

  6. After zillions of betas, about freaking time…but Opera 9.5 already slid in home first. Still impressive browser, even so, now if all the extensions would start working.

    Opera 9.5, Safari (4), Firefox 3…no one, be missing, the missing IE 8.

  7. I think Scobleizer means the discussion is over on *Friendfeed*, unless Firefox 3 has introduced some surprising features…

    I’m downloading the Mac version now, at a whopping 6.8Kbyte/sec from isc.org. It’ll finish in another 10 minutes or so, but this really isn’t impressive.

    I’m with Maxskybarger here: having pushed the ‘record’ thing, they should have made VERY sure they actually had the infrastructure in place to cope with the influx they were actually *encouraging*. If they couldn’t spring for Akamai or other high-performance hosting which would cope directly, they should have taken a more suitable route, like BitTorrent distribution (tracking .torrent downloads and/or tracker usage instead). This is just embarassing, frustrating and unprofessional!

  8. I think Scobleizer means the discussion is over on *Friendfeed*, unless Firefox 3 has introduced some surprising features…

    I’m downloading the Mac version now, at a whopping 6.8Kbyte/sec from isc.org. It’ll finish in another 10 minutes or so, but this really isn’t impressive.

    I’m with Maxskybarger here: having pushed the ‘record’ thing, they should have made VERY sure they actually had the infrastructure in place to cope with the influx they were actually *encouraging*. If they couldn’t spring for Akamai or other high-performance hosting which would cope directly, they should have taken a more suitable route, like BitTorrent distribution (tracking .torrent downloads and/or tracker usage instead). This is just embarassing, frustrating and unprofessional!

  9. The real question is how long will it take them to publish a entry in their blog blaming Scoble for the extra visitors that caused the failure of their servers and downloads. If it was a good enough excuse for twitter I dont see any reason not to reuse it.

  10. The real question is how long will it take them to publish a entry in their blog blaming Scoble for the extra visitors that caused the failure of their servers and downloads. If it was a good enough excuse for twitter I dont see any reason not to reuse it.

  11. I’m sorry if you promote for weeks trying to break the world records for software downloaded you better have the ability to pull it off. I’ve been trying to get it too, but can’t, that means I will get it from somewhere else and could care less about the record. They already blew it and don’t deserve to get it if they weren’t prepared.

  12. I’m sorry if you promote for weeks trying to break the world records for software downloaded you better have the ability to pull it off. I’ve been trying to get it too, but can’t, that means I will get it from somewhere else and could care less about the record. They already blew it and don’t deserve to get it if they weren’t prepared.

  13. None of these methods will contribute to the world record (which is currently on hold while the server issues are taken care of). Downloading directly from the download server isn’t going to count.

    To contribute to the world record, download from the official webpage (mozilla.com, getfirefox.com) when it’s back online.

  14. None of these methods will contribute to the world record (which is currently on hold while the server issues are taken care of). Downloading directly from the download server isn’t going to count.

    To contribute to the world record, download from the official webpage (mozilla.com, getfirefox.com) when it’s back online.

  15. Robert – Some of those direct links went to another countries. IE: If you download the aussie version (server is A-OK), you won’t be able to get auto-updates in the US.

  16. Robert – Some of those direct links went to another countries. IE: If you download the aussie version (server is A-OK), you won’t be able to get auto-updates in the US.

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