If you were waiting for Firefox 3.0, be glad, as the wait is now over! The final release is available for download, and you probably want to help Mozilla set that world record, so start downloading!
Before doing this, you will have to pledge that you will download Firefox today. This way, Mozilla will keep track of all the downloads, and eventually set the Guinness world record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours.
You probably already know this, but this release won't fix the fsync() bug that brings the browser to an unresponsive state until fsync finishes the changes synchronization for a certain file. This problem will get a patch in Firefox 3.0.1 and Mozilla will make sure that the Linux distributors take said patch and use it.
Let's "browse" through Firefox, shall we? After you download the application, you will be "greeted" by a License Agreement, which is probably not one of the most interesting things in Firefox. So we'll skip this one and move on to the more interesting aspects of Firefox from a user's point of view. One of the features of Firefox 3.0 is the new location bar, dubbed the "Awesome Bar". So what's actually so awesome about it? Let's have a look, starting from the left and going to the right. You will notice the favicon of the current site, on which you can click to find some security information about the site you're visiting. Moreover, this button will tell you how many times you've visited a site and if it's storing cookies on your computer. Probably the most interesting thing that the Awesome Bar does is the fact that it really simplifies the way you browse the web. For example, you've visited a site yesterday but you've forgot its URL and the only thing you remember is a word that was in title of that site or page. You type that word in the location bar and a drop-down list appears, from which you can select the desired website.
Download Firefox 3.0 right now from Softpedia.
First Look at Firefox 3.0 for Linux
The fsync() bug is still here
... so hot right now