Firefox News Roundup!

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 3.0 released as browser climbs the charts

Firefox 3.0 went live Tuesday to big fanfare -- and an early snag with Mozilla's servers -- while behind the scenes the open source browser continues to claw its way up the market-share charts.

Statistics show Firefox 3 spreading fast

Firefox 3 is spreading fast, claiming more than 4 percent of the share of Web browser usage less than 24 hours after its release.

Firefox 3’s First 24 Hours

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:

Code execution vulnerability found in Firefox 3.0

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.

Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

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.