Get your Firefox 3 RC 2 downloads now

Get your Firefox 3 RC 2 downloads now

Summary: Remember that this is beta code. That's cool because use of beta code is one of your privileges -- some might say obligations -- as an open source user. The more beta-testers code has the more bugs are found and the better the final release.

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Firefox logo closeup from release notesFirefox 3 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download, but read the release notes first so you can familiarize yourself with the known issues.

Some advice from that issues page:

  • Don't install Firefox 3 and Firefox 2 in the same directory.
  • The Crash Reporter may not activate if Flash causes a crash.
  • Delete an entry from history, then clear private data, and they know Firefox crashes already.
  • You may need to reset some customized toolbars.
  • Some Web pages don't properly detect Silverlight.
  • There's not yet a Windows Media Player for Windows Vista users.
  • DNS lookups may be slow on the Mac for IPv6 users.
  • Linux users may have to reconfigure their mice.

Remember that this is beta code. That's cool because use of beta code is one of your privileges -- some might say obligations -- as an open source user. The more beta-testers code has the more bugs are found and the better the final release.

Beta testing is not only troublesome fun but it gives you insights into the development process, which can lead you deeper into the open source world.

And don't forget to read the bug filing instructions before reporting to Bugzilla. She appreciates it.

Now get out there and find what's wrong! (Oh, and Paula will be back from vacation next week.)

NOTE from Paula: The final ship date for the software is still scheduled for later this month.

Topics: Browser, Open Source

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  • Get your Safari 3.1.1 download today

    at the Apple website, (for Windows or Mac) or use the Apple
    Software Updater.
    Intellihence
    • ...and then delete it!

      Throw your support into something that can use it. Please, work with any flaws in FOSS, and be a friend.

      You can still enjoy the "flawlessness" of OSX/Mac at the same time.

      Point is: please don't push Safari/OSX or IE/Windows on people that have interest in FOSS. A$$le/M$ do not need the help. FOSS does. Thanks.
      It's difficult to see the Leopard with all the spots
  • RE: Get your Firefox 3 RC 2 downloads now

    And don't forget ... with FF3 :

    You will lose most of the plugins and add-ons that make Firefox 2 sooooo convenient. ( and fun )

    There are very few that are compatible with FF3 ...

    Bye bye Futurama theme !!!
    curiousgeorge1940
  • RE: Get your Firefox 3 RC 2 downloads now

    I thought the FINAL version of FF3 was available today,June 11,08. All I keep hearing is BETA. Can anyone please make this clear? Thanks
    Cynthia R.