I exclusively use the Firefox browser for more than three years now. It never ceases to amaze me. It’s fast, it’s reliable, it’s safe. And Firefox is predictable in terms of coding.

What I mean is when you know how to code (html, css, that sort of thing) and you do it correctly, the Firefox browser will display your code just the way you intended. Whereas when you deal with Internet Explorer’s and Safari’s idiosyncrasies, it can give you headaches as to why they behave to strangely.

Sorry, Safari enthusiasts, but how come a page displays and a video plays correctly in Firefox, IE, Mozilla, Opera and Netscape, but not so in Safari? I don’t get it…

Not only that though, Firefox is fast, too. In fact, it was faster than IE and now they made it even faster.

I downloaded Firefox 3 last night. Already after browsing a couple sites I discovered how fast it has become. Internet Explorer is now up to 20 times slower!

I know that 73% of my visitors are Firefox users. Therefore, I encourage you to download the newest version 3 from www.mozilla.com or the World Record page they’ve set up…

http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord

On that World Record page, you can see how many downloads where in which country.

What amazes (but not surprises) me is the numbers of Germany. Out of more than 8 Million downloads worldwide, there where almost (or, by now, probably more than) 1 Million downloads in Germany alone and more than 4 Million downloads in Europe, making Germany the #2 country and Europe the #1 continent in terms of downloads.

Anybody still concerned about the German and/or European Internet market? ;-)

—Marcus Hochstadt

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11 Responses to Firefox 3 Is Ready!

  1. Carol says:

    After some gentle nagging by another friend, I switched to FF and boy, what a difference! IE has been a pain in the behind since I first started using it many years ago. I still use it now and then for certain things, but now that we have a new and faster computer, it will gather cobwebs. It seems like every time I would use it, it would have an error message and have to close. Usually when I was in the middle of a job. Grrr!

  2. My favorite FF 3 feature is the address bar. I love the way it automatically searches history and bookmarks, as you type. That’s a fascinating and awesome feature for everyone. I simply love it!!

  3. zoomer says:

    If you are using Firefox, then you should download and install the “Faster Fox” add in for it. That really makes a difference and speeds it up even more. Try it.

  4. Jonathan says:

    The only thing I have noticed is that Firefox 3 breaks Hotmail. Surprise, surprise. IE is a pain in the ass to code for, even IE7 is still full of bugs in it’s CSS support.

    By the time IE8 come out it will be too late. IE 7 isn’t even as goos as IE6 SHOULD have been.

  5. Pat King says:

    Awesome! Just downloaded it….

  6. One thing we can say for sure is that Firefox makes our Internet life a lot easier and more fun an various ways.

  7. i had using firefox 3 but some times they crash

  8. I don’t know what I’d do without my trusty Firefox

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  10. Marcus, congratulations, you have advanced readers on your blog! (That’s in regards to 73% of Firefox users.)

    This is because Firefox only used by about 20 or so percent of people worldwide. In your case it’s 73, which means that you have the readers who look for the new stuff, understand computers and browsers and generally not fans of Microsoft.

  11. Ruri says:

    I also already download firefox3. It runs well in my computer. but I just need to re-download the plugin I used. Some of them don’t compatible with firefox3.

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