Posted By Rich Miller On June 17, 2008 @ 2:16 pm In Downtime | Comments Disabled
The Mozilla Foundation’s main web site and download site have experienced availability problems in the early minutes of availability for the hotly-anticipated Firefox 3 web browser. Uptime charts from the web monitoring service Netcraft shows that the direct download site at download.mozilla.org  is faring somewhat better than the main site at www.mozilla.org , although both sites have experienced availability challenges.
The official release of Firefox 3 was announced as 1 pm Eastern time today, which the company has deemed “Download Day ,” as part of a campaign asking users to download Firefox 3 on the first day it is released to estanlish a world record  for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours. Accounts at Slashdot  suggest the download sites began experiencing problems within minutes of the launch.
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URLs in this post:
 download.mozilla.org: http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/performance?site=download.mozilla.org
 www.mozilla.org: http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/performance?site=www.mozilla.org
 Download Day: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/17/its-firefox-3-world-record-download-day-but-im-still-waiting/
 world record: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/080617-073044
 Slashdot: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/17/1250229
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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