Firefox 3.0 released as browser climbs the charts
Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast
Firefox 3’s First 24 Hours
Code execution vulnerability found in Firefox 3.0
Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report
Firefox 3 is spreading fast, claiming more than 4 percent of the share of Web browser usage less than 24 hours after its release.
It’s been a very busy 24 hours for Mozilla folks around the world — as our 24 hour initial period draws to a close, I wanted to put a few things into perspective. This is the first post of what will no doubt be many analysis posts, so here are a few things that have happened during the first official day of Firefox 3 life:
It’s not all about world records for Firefox 3.0. Just hours after the official release of the latest refresh of Mozilla’s flagship browser, an unnamed researcher has sold a critical code execution vulnerability that puts millions of Firefox3.0 users at risk of PC takeover attacks.
The official release of Firefox 3 has received widespread attention from the press and has gained a few unexpected allies, including television show host Stephen Colbert. In an episode of the Colbert Report that was aired on the same day as the Firefox 3 release, Colbert interviewed open Internet advocate Jonathan Zittrain, who encouraged Colbert to try Firefox 3.