Firefox 3 is coming!

The latest and the much awaited version of the Firefox is all set to be released today! Of all the years I have known internet for, this is one software that people have been waiting for a long time, with huge expectations. I’m sure Mozilla will live up to them. The release is scheduled at 10.30 PM IST. (Click to know your local time)

Banking on the amazing hype that Firefox version 3 has created much before its release, Mozilla is hoping to set a new world record on the total downloads of a software in one day. To support this cause, click on the image below to pledge to download Firefox 3 within the 24 hours of its release.

Download Day - English

The restructured browser engine has been improved to work 250% faster and with it, brings a host of new features which only promises to makes the browser more hot! With 18% stake in the global browser market, Mozilla hopes to see that figure go up. One thing that the Firefox 3 is sure to do: Add fuel to the burning browser-war, and definitely stand up as a tough competition to other browsers. Microsoft’s Windows Internet Explorer, Apple’s Safari and Opera – Watch out!

Edit: 2.08 AM 18th June, 2008

Here is my certificate of download!
Download Day Certificate

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Getting StumbleUpon

About StumbleUpon:

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StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by your friends or one of 3,686,922 other websurfers with interests similar to you. Rating these sites you like automatically shares them with like-minded people – and helps you discover great sites your friends recommend.

How Does it Work?

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StumbleUpon uses ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality. When you stumble, you will only see pages which friends and like-minded ‘stumblers’ have recommended. This helps you discover great content you probably wouldn’t find using a search engine.

More: http://www.stumbleupon.com/about.html

I’ve been using StumbleUpon for almost 4 years now and it is an amazing tool to websurf the internet. It is a great tool which has really helped me discover a lot of interesting pages on the internet, which I wouldn’t find in search engines too.

For all those, oblivious to the existence of such a tool or for those who were thinking it a cumbersome task to install it, I thought I’d share some thoughts on how easy it is to actually install and use it.

<< Getting to the work >>
Step 1: StumbleUpon supports two well known and most-used browsers – Mozilla Firefox (FF) and the Windows Internet Explorer (IE – Yes, it is now called as Windows Internet Explorer , not any more as Microsoft Internet Explorer)

Step 2: Downloading the BHO (Browser Help Object – IE) or the Extension (FF) is easy. Click on “Download Now – Free” on the mainpage of the stumbleupon website (http://www.stumbleupon.com) and you’ll be taken to the page to download it based upon the browser you are using.

Step 3: Installing – Follow the steps required for your browser and you may also need to restart your browser.

Step 4: After the restart, you’ll see a new toolbar that says: “Start Stumbling..”. If you have an account click on Login and enter your credentials or else you will have to create an account at StumbleUpon. Just follow the steps (might take you 2-3 minutes) and you are good to go.

Keep clicking on the Stumble! button and you’ll see a random page from all the topics of interest you chose. If you like a page click on “I like it” to increase the quality of your future stumbles.