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« on: June 17, 2008, 09:13:58 AM »

The Mozilla page does still links to the RC, but I can get it off Filehippo.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 09:21:15 AM »

I got the link from SpreadFirefox.com, to download directly from mozilla:
http://download.mozilla.o...amp;os=win&lang=en-US
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 09:29:45 AM »

I just installed the FileHippo version and it's RC3... will try jgpaiva's link!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 09:32:33 AM »

Officially, it gets released in less than 2 hours and a half... although I suspect I won't be able to get it until tomorrow (massive load in the servers :D)
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 09:32:53 AM »

The one i posted says "firefox 3.0" on the about box.. Don't know if it's RC or not  huh It looks exactly like the RC, though smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008, 09:33:14 AM »

I never used Firefox 3 before, never took part in the beta or even the RC. So, based on first impression, memory usage has actually been improved and its even below Opera 9.5 on my machine. However, Opera's speed completely beats this. I've tried clearing the cache and everything and tried loading a few different websites at a time. Opera wins by a clear margin. But, I recall that firefox becomes a little quicker with fasterfox and a few about:config tweaks. I'll try the comparisons again tomorrow with the tweaks.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 09:34:05 AM »

Thanks, João - that worked  Thmbsup I compared the installers first and they *appear* to be identical (same size, version number, etc.) but the full release was installed...
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008, 09:35:23 AM »

That's odd. I used the filehippo link and got version 3. Anyhow, from what I've read, there's no changes between RC3 and the final release for Windows machines. The only changes were for Mac OS.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 09:48:47 AM »

I heard on another forum that on windows firefox 3RC3  is the final release. Don't have a source though. Ahh icekin cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 09:58:42 AM »

Guys, a heads-up. I've read about an infected RC3 floating around on the Internets, parading as the real thing. Just be careful about leaked versions.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 10:03:57 AM »

Guys, a heads-up. I've read about an infected RC3 floating around on the Internets, parading as the real thing. Just be careful about leaked versions.
Good thing i downloaded directly from mozilla smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 10:23:43 AM »

well its only a few hours (2 from now) till official release, may aswell help them with the record
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 10:35:29 AM »

228 users in #firefox IRC channel! Join the party there in the mean time.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 12:05:00 PM »

It has just started and servers not working properly ohmy
Looks like too much teasing from Mozilla.
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2008, 12:24:47 PM »

Anyone check the filesum hashes to compare RC3 to 3.0 Final?
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2008, 12:38:42 PM »

As I said in the IRC channel, this is what firefox 1.0 should have been. This browser now has a plausible default theme, no need for another one in my opinion, it has the needed functionality to make it act like a browser should out of the box. The tagging functionality and history search via the address bar are genius and work beautifully especially for recently closed tabs. The memory usage is far less than its predecessors. I highly recommend this browser now. Yes, opera might have a small edge in speed compared to this, but its not enough to justify using it given opera's other weaknesses and limitations. Great job mozilla. I am now proud to say I am a firefox user.
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2008, 01:15:28 PM »

I'm sorry for the slight thread-hijack, but how can i change (more specifically, add to) the keyboard configuration?
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2008, 01:33:40 PM »

What do you mean? Like the key bindings? I.E., changing address field focus from ALT+D to CTRL+ALT+X if you desired? If so, keyconfig has to be updated to fit firefox 3. It currently does not work even if forced
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2008, 01:42:46 PM »

Exactly, that's what i'm looking for. Ok, i'll wait, then Sad
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2008, 01:59:42 PM »

w00t!1
Downloading now... (finally)

I've been using the firefox beta on Xubuntu 8.04 since it came out and have been very pleased with it. Now to shoehorn it into this box at work... 
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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2008, 02:05:25 PM »

Whoa...

13kb/s on a 1G cable connection... stars
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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2008, 02:08:19 PM »

13kb/s on a 1G cable connection... stars
jgpaiva thanks icekin for the tip about firefox being online 2 hours before the release date smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2008, 04:19:20 PM »

that's funny I lost a post,
I had no trouble downloading it from mozilla website about 1/2 hr ago

Are people simply installing it ontop of 2 or seperately ?
Separately seems better... undecided
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2008, 04:23:09 PM »

I'm thinking the best strategy is to wait a couple of weeks for the situation with Extensions to settle down. What do you think?
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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2008, 04:49:13 PM »

From what i've noticed, there are quite a few major extensions that still haven't been updated Sad
The browser is great, though (even though i hate how it acts when it gets to a page who's certificate has expired)
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