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Firefox 3 With Guinness World Record, New Logo And Interesting New Add-ons

Posted By Alex On July 8, 2008 @ 9:15 am In Web & Design | 9 Comments

I’m a proud participant of the successful attempt to get the Guinness World Record of the most downloaded software within 24 hours. I even got a certificate. It’s in German though, but I guess you get the idea.

I belong to over 8 million people who helped to make this world record happen.

Until now I’m pretty happy with Firefox 3, even though I’m still missing some really good Add-ons to be Firefox 3 compatible, like Tab Mix Plus. But I was surprised that Google Browser Sync won’t be available anymore. Instead you should switch to Mozilla Weave. For everybody who doesn’t know what Google Browser Sync or Mozilla Weave are, these are 2 Add-ons, which continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions. I was always happy with Google Browser Sync, whereas Mozilla Weave still has some bugs. Ok, it’s just Version 0.25 but some things are not working so great right now. For example, it takes sometimes several minutes to synchronize after shutting down Firefox. It took only seconds with Google Browser Sync. But I’m sure the developing team will work hard on these kind of bugs to fix it very fast. Actually they do, almost each week they are coming out with a minor release. You can download Mozilla Weave here!

Another interesting Add-on is RAM Back, this add-on only clears the internet memory cache of sites not currently loaded in your browser. Sometimes I have over 100 tabs open for days and it happens that Firefox uses 1,2 GB Memory since already closed websites are still in cache. I’m forced to restart my browser to free up some RAM, fortunately that is not necessary anymore with RAM Back.

There are also rumors that Mozilla is working on a new Firefox 3 logo. A first secret draft got released to public through a leak in Mozilla’s Headquarter of Logo Development:

I really like the first draft of the new mozilla logo, what do you think?

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