Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Firefox 3 Release

According to Spread Firefox the official release time for Firefox 3.0 will be at 10AM PST, so 1PM EST (for me). Are you excited? Really excited? Well if you are, I feel sorry for you ;-)

I took a note from Chris Blizzard and cheated by downloading already by typing out the full URL into a mirror (no, I didn’t use a link).

Unfortunately for Fedora 9 users I haven’t seen any notice of an update (Fedora 8 no clue). Perhaps it will be available in a day or so? Still bugs to deal with? There was a tip for Fedora/Linux users:

a) disable "Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected attack site/forgery"
in Preferences->Security
b) remove the urlclassifier* files in ~/.mozilla/firefox/profile
(while FF is not running)

Not sure if it works, I haven’t tested it - yet.

Otherwise as a last general tip for people who are upgrading/updating straight from Firefox 2.0.x to Firefox 3, I would recommend at least backing up your Mozilla/Firefox profile and settings (just in case):

# cp -a ~/.mozilla/ ~/moz_prof_pre_ff3

Windows users (yes, I still use it), back up: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla

Otherwise, I guess FF3 is very nice for the massive updates on the insides (security, rendering, support, speed, memory, etc.) although I find the some of the user interfaces changes annoying as all ‘heck’. I’m sure they’ll grow on me just like I’ve learned to tolerate many of the often bass-ackwards gui changes the Mozilla team has implemented over the years.

Happy Firefox-ing.

Posted in: Fedora, Miscellaneous, Software,


  • Mauriat on June 17, 2008 - 01:13 PM

    Fedora 9 users FF3 coming soon …

  • Ramesh | The Geek Stuff on June 26, 2008 - 01:01 AM

    I stumbled upon your blog and read lot of your posts. Your have excellent content and I really enjoyed reading it. I work very intensively on Linux and it is my passion. I have subscribed to your blog.

    I like the term “firefox-ing” :-)

    The Geek Stuff