As you may know, today is Firefox's big day: June 17th: Download Day. At Mozilla, they've set a goal to achieve the Guinness World Record for the most downloads in 24 hours. The number they want to reach is 5 million. This may turn out to be tough because as of 1 PM ET, the Firefox download page at www.getfirefox.com was to feature the download for the new Firefox 3 web browser. Instead, it features nothing. The site is down.
Considering that they were preparing for a record-breaking day, you would think that they would have also prepared for this:
Despite what that error message says, it's not really the network connection that has been interrupted - they've been overloaded.
So, if you're just dying to get your hands on a new browser today, may I suggest a couple of alternatives instead?
Flock 2.0 is now out and it's built on Firefox 3's code base.
Opera 9.5 is new, too, and pretty slick.
UPDATE #2: Bwana McCall has posted direct download links. Here they are:
UPDATE #3: You can track the number of downloads Firefox 3 has had on Wakoopa's site here.