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300 Million Firefox Downloads

Yes,the folks at Mozilla have reached a great milestone, that much is for sure.

Firefox has reached a new milestone: 300,000,000 downloads since its initial release back in November 9, 2004. That’s 825 days ago, which makes a cute rate of : 363,636.3636..downloads/day.

As usual, it must be noted that it says nothing about the actual number of users (except they are a pretty big bunch) as a single user may have downloaded it several times for his/her different computers or a single download may have been installed in several computers. So relax, smile (or curse) and move on.

Congrats to one and all, I hope the next 300 million come even quicker!

Addons in the Sidebar

Over at the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog – the guru himself has posted a quick little hack that will help you place your addons and downloads into the Firefox sidebar. If you are not a big fan of the pop up windows they come to you in now, this might just be the solution you are looking for.

The best thing about this is you don’t need to download another extension to get it done. You just have to do some changing around in your bookmarks.

+ View the Tips at the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog!

The Year in Firefox

This has been a pretty good year for your favorite browser, hasn’t it? The Firefox Extension Guru has summed the entire year up for the folks at Mozilla in one great post that I think you should all check out.

Relive some of the memories you’ve had and think ahead at what 2007 has yet to bring us. Were you as excited about you Christmas presents as you were Firefox 2 coming out? Yeah – I was too.

Here we are at the end of 2006! I can’t believe this year is nearly over and thought wouldn’t it be neat to take a look at all the changes to Firefox over the past year? A lot has happened (more then I first realized) with a total of 11 official releases.

+ Check Out the Firefox Year in Review from the Firefox Extension Guru!

Ubuntu Doesn’t Follow Debian

It seems like the Debian folks aren’t starting any sort of trend when it comes to not using the Firefox name.

While the Debian community has decided that Mozilla’s restrictions on its logo and name are unacceptable for its free software community, Mark Shuttleworth — founder of Ubuntu and its commercial brother Canonical Ltd. — doesn’t see it that way.

To keep a long story short, Ubuntu keeps the Firefox name and logo.

Download Firefox 2 – RC3

CyberNet does it again by delivering the easiest download links for you to pick up the latest release of Firefox 2. You have to think that by RC3 we have to be pretty close to the final version, right? I would like to think so. I am about tired of downloading a new version every two weeks so I can say I am “on the edge”. Just kidding Mozilla – I still have much love your you and your quick releasing ways.

+ Look Into The Future, Download Firefox 2 – RC3!

Just a Few More Downloads

Well I am happy to say that we are less than 1,000 downloads away from the Firefox Facts eBook hitting the 20,000 downloads mark. Once again I’d like to thank Lockergnome for setting this whole project into motion for me.

I’d also like to thank each and every one of you for downloading it this many times. So tell your neighbor, tell your family, tell your dog to go download the best free eBook on Mozilla Firefox and lets get that download number even higher!

+ Download the Free Firefox Facts eBook!

Backzilla.net

Backup Firefox, Thunderbird, and Gaim profiles with the click of a button. Then restore them just as easily. Backzilla. Net is perfect for backing up all these profiles. No need to install. Once the profiles are backed up, you can transfer the folder to a new computer and use the restore feature to apply your profile to the new computer. If, for some reason, the restore fails, there is an undo feature. Version 2.1 has Backzilla.

+ Check Out and Download Backzilla.net!

Swiftfox Experience

For those of you who don’t know, Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The 1.5.0.6 release is based on Firefox 1.5.0.6. Here is just one person’s story on using it.

When I first tried Firefox on Linux, I thought to myself “Things simply don’t get better than this”. I had never used a quicker browser; it seemed to be making the most of my broadband connection. Never before had the internet seemed so accessible.

+ Read More About the Swiftfox Experience!
+ Go Download Swiftfox for Yourself!

DownloadHelper

The Web is a fabulous thing. You can gather a number of images, sounds and videos in a matter of seconds. The only problem is that there is no quick and easy way of getting this done. Saving a number of galleries is always a pain in the rear. Well, that was the case till I found the DownloadHelper Firefox extension.

[Learn More About DownloadHelper!]

Firefox Reaches 200 Million Downloads

First things first, I have to say congrats to the folks over at Firefox. No mater how many folks out there might say that Firefox isn’t the browser for them for this reason or that reason, 200 million speaks volumes. It shows there has been and will be an audience for such a browser.

Here is what Asa Dotzler had to say via the SpreadFirefox.com Web site:

Let me start off by saying that YOU ALL ARE AMAZING! Today the Firefox download counter crossed the 200 million mark. We know that this number doesn’t represent actual users because this number includes both Firefox 1.0 and Firefox 1.5 (soon Firefox 2,) because not every one completes every download, and because not every download results in a new Firefox user.

+ Check Out the Rest at SpreadFirefox.com!