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Final release of Firefox 3 due on June 17th

updated 10:05 am EDT, Thu June 12, 2008

Firefox 3 due on June 17th

Mozilla has announced that Firefox 3, the next version of its popular third-party web browser, will finally be released to the public on June 17th. Both the Mac and Windows versions should be available on the same date for free. Some new features in the browser include enhanced security, one-click bookmarks, tab scrolling and resumable downloads; on the Mac, users can turn on Growl notifications for items like completed downloads.

The announcement follows months of development and several release candidates, the most recent of which was just distributed Wednesday, and specifically addresses a bug in Mac OS X 10.5.3 connected to Apple's "VerifiedDownloadPlugin" component. As Apple says it is still investigating the issue, Mozilla's RC3 download is merely a temporary workaround.

by MacNN Staff



  1. MiMiC

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Already Switched

    Safari sucks at the moment; crashing at least once a day on my G5. So i'm glad to say that i am 90% switched over with bookmarks and passwords.

    Sorry i left you FF, but i thought Safari would be best for my iPhone and .Mac


  1. OS2Guy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Stop the POP UP ADS

    Jesus! NOTHING more irritating when trying to read an article to have a damn Comcast pop up advertisement repeat itself again and again. Put an end to them dammit! If you want readers to return you've got to dump the forced popup c*** that you've recently fallen into.

    I'll complain all over my blog about it to make sure others speak out publicly against MacNN's unpopular POP UP ads!

  1. scotte75ky

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Go Firefox

    Cannot wait to download the final version. Can you believe firefox has 18% market share. I bet Microsoft is going crazy.

  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Firefox is useless

    I won't be downloading or using Firefox 3 anytime soon. Safari is, hands down, the best browser out there for OS X. It is extremely stable and I haven't had problems with any web sites for well over a year now. Safari is faster, better, and more Mac-like than the abomination known as Firefox will ever be. There is simply no reason to use Firefox on a Mac.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: useless

    Yeah, if you don't count the fact it's more compatible, and much more extensible (through a built-in system, not through what some call a security hole which can affect Safari's stability), it is pretty worthless.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I can't say when the last time I saw a pop-up ad from MacNN. Are you sure Comcast isn't doing it to you directly?

    And if you want to get rid of it, what you could do is to turn on the pop-up blocker (it's why they make them).

    And if that's not enough. Get Firefox. Then go get Adblock Plus (it's free!). Then turn it on. No more ads for you.

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