Firefox 3’s first 24 hours

John Lilly, Mozilla’s CEO, has written a quick blog post about the first 24 hours of the Firefox 3 launch. Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla’s VP of Engineering, has gone a step further and also blogged about What’s next after Firefox 3. There are about a zillion other posts as well, most of which you can find on Planet Mozilla.

In the end, it was an amazing, amazing, amazing day. I’m really happy that I was finally able to be at HQ for a release (I usually work from home in Canadia). It’s been a crazy couple of days and everyone’s super thrilled that it’s all gone so well. Also slightly exhausted.

The final 24hr download numbers looked something like this:

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There are pictures from the release all over flickr: here are some from Mountain View, more from Mountain View, Portland, Toronto, and more from Toronto, and who knows how many others. There’s even a picture of the cake the IE team sent to us at Mozilla Headquarters. Check the ff3downloadday tag — there may be more coming!

I have the privilege of working daily with some pretty crazy awesome people. If you love Firefox, and if you love the idea of preserving and promoting choice and innovation on the internet, you should join us. It’s an awful lot of fun.

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4 thoughts on “Firefox 3’s first 24 hours

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  2. Great work guys! I’m enjoying it so far. No big show-stoppers in new features that I’m taking advantage of – but it certainly is one HELL of a lot faster! Especially using the Google online suite of tools.

  3. Great work guys! I’m enjoying it so far. No big show-stoppers in new features that I’m taking advantage of – but it certainly is one HELL of a lot faster! Especially using the Google online suite of tools.

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