7 Reasons Why Firefox 3 Download Day Sucks
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:06:57 +0100
- It's every where on TV and in print, even in Esperanto, which doesn't even have an official translation - only a third-party add-on Esperanto language pack.
- It was late even for the US and after most of Europe finished work AFAIK.
- There's no official bittorrent.
- There's no link to the source code from the main download page as far as I can tell. It may be mostly free software, but it feels like MozCorp don't want pesky users changing things.
- It brings more changes for webmasters (which is another reason I code to standards whenever possible, but I bet some of the free software web applications we use will need upgrades).
- It might be the "most stupid world record ever" (or at least useless) and comes just as some browsers move away from the Gecko engine.
- ...and all this irritation came before I've even built and installed the damn thing!
Seriously: the browser looks like a big improvement from Firefox 2, but there are so many niggles with this download day idea...