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Guinness Book of World Record Add Firefox 3 in List

As the arbiter and recorder of the world’s amazing facts, Guinness World Records is pleased to add Mozilla’s achievement to our archives, said Gareth Deaves, Records Manager for Guinness World Records. Mobilizing over 8 million internet users within 24 hours is an extremely impressive accomplishment and we would like to congratulate the Mozilla community for their hard work and dedication.

Mozilla Firefox Portable 3.0.1 Pre-Release 1

Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you.

Features in Firefox include:
– Easy migration: Switching to Firefox has never been easier now that Firefox imports data like Favorites, history, settings, cookies and passwords from Internet Explorer. Firefox can also import settings from Mozilla 1.x, Netscape and Opera.

Firefox 3.0.1 fixes blended-threat vulnerability

Mozilla has updated Firefox to 3.0.1 (and 2.0.0.16 for those still using Firefox 2): both updates containing critical security and stability updates.

You might remember the “carpet-bombing” vulnerability discovered last month that affected Internet Explorer and Safari for Windows: Turns out Firefox was vulnerable, too. Security researcher Billy Rios found the problem, but disclosed it only to Mozilla. (Mac users remain unaffected.)

Linux for the kids: LinuxWorld Install Fest

Over the last few years, LinuxWorld has become the trade show for Linux, the business, rather than Linux, the community. This year, the show will include a blast from the past as it will include a massive install-fest.

Untangle, an open-source network gateway company, is sponsoring the 1,000 plus computer install-fest. This “Installfest for Schools of 2008” will take place in the exhibit hall of the LinuxWorld Conference August 4-7 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The even is also being sponsored by LinuxWorld and the ACCRC (Alameda County Computer Resource Center ) with additional support from Ubuntu, Canonical, and Mozilla.

Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability update now available for download

Editor’s note: Mozilla released a security and stability update for Firefox 3.x users today. Check out the Mozilla Developer News announcement reposted below for more details.

Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability update now available for download

As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download from getfirefox.com.

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