Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jun 2009 15:56 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones As was anticipated, the boys and girls at Mozilla have released the final build of Firefox 3.5 today. Firefox 3.5 - originally supposed to be 3.1 - comes with many welcome improvements, chief among which is support for HTML5 audio and video tags.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

"Likewise, most people are slow upgraders, so I don't expect that Theora video will be vieweable (and therefore relevant) by 15% of the Internet users until a year or two.
IE users are slow upgraders. IIRC, the statistics show FF users to be much quicker upgraders. And users of truly modern browsers, based on Webkit, likely upgrade with even more alacrity. "

Firefox 3 overtook Firefox 2 within a week.

I don't expect any different for Firefox 3.5 overtaking Firefox 3 ... it really is such a worthwhile upgrade.

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Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

"IE users are slow upgraders. IIRC, the statistics show FF users to be much quicker upgraders. And users of truly modern browsers, based on Webkit, likely upgrade with even more alacrity.


Firefox 3 overtook Firefox 2 within a week.

I don't expect any different for Firefox 3.5 overtaking Firefox 3 ... it really is such a worthwhile upgrade.
"

I'd like to know from where you got this information. It doesn't surprise me that FF3 overtook FF2 so quickly in the computer-savvy community... but on a global scale?

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

" Firefox 3 overtook Firefox 2 within a week.

I don't expect any different for Firefox 3.5 overtaking Firefox 3 ... it really is such a worthwhile upgrade.


I'd like to know from where you got this information. It doesn't surprise me that FF3 overtook FF2 so quickly in the computer-savvy community... but on a global scale?
"

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/

Everywhere except Africa, apparently.

Edited 2009-07-01 15:42 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I don't expect any different for Firefox 3.5 overtaking Firefox 3 ... it really is such a worthwhile upgrade.


I'd like to know from where you got this information. It doesn't surprise me that FF3 overtook FF2 so quickly in the computer-savvy community... but on a global scale?
"

Just on this topic ... Firefox 3.5 = 4 million downloads in 24 hours.

http://www.h-online.com/open/Firefox-3-5-already-downloaded-more-th...

Worldwide.

http://downloadstats.mozilla.com/

About 7.2 million to this moment as I type this.

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