Tout juste quelques jours après l’annonce de la reconduction de l’accord de partenariat entre Google et Mozilla, et bien que le lien ne soit pas encore actif, Google vient d’annoncer le lancement prochain de son navigateur open source, Google Chrome. Parmi les sources, notons WebKit d’Apple et Firefox de Mozilla.
Just a couple of days after the announcement of the reconducted partnership between Mozilla and Google and although the link is not yet active, Google has just announced its soon release of its new open source browser, Google Chrome. Among the sources, Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox.
Mozilla Labs introduces Ubiquity. While still in a very early stage, Ubiquity is a pretty impressive functional addition to future Firefox. Ubiquity’s goals are to:
Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)
Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone (not just Web developers) to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)
Better than a long speech, check out the video and test it by yourself.
The buzz seems to have proven its efficiency, Firefox 3 has been downloaded 8.3 million times in first 24 hours. For its first day, Firefox 3 has reach a four percent marketshare of browsers worldwide. Some other figures: 83 terabytes of data was sent out during that time, an average of 4,000 downloads per second with a peak of 17,000 downloads per second, 200 different countries…
Quite a good way to start a new category of records…
July 2nd update: From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!
Help set a Firefox 3 world record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours on Download Day! Go to the Download Day Headquarters and pledge to download Firefox 3. The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon. With your help the Firefox community can go down in history.