Download Firefox 3 Today: Firefox Download Day to Set a Guiness World Record

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Firefox 3 will be released today which makes today Firefox Download Day 2008.

To build its user base, Mountain View-based Mozilla will attempt a Guinness World's Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours.

You can download Firefox 3 here.

Firefox 3 promises exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance. Other features include built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom.

Firefox 3 will also offer more than 5,000 add-ons, including Shareaholic which allows you to share, bookmark, and e-mail web pages quickly via a wide array of web 2.0 social Web sites. Shareaholic currently supports: digg, del.icio.us, facebook, foxiewire, friendfeed, google bookmarks, google reader, healthranker, kaboodle, magnolia, mixx, myspace, pownce, reddit, simpy, stumbleupon, streakr, truemors, tumblr, twitter, ycombinator, bzzster and others.

Firefox 3 release time is 10 a.m. PDT today. You can pledge to join the World's Record attempt on the site and receive a reminder when Firefox 3 is officially released.

Or you can follow "mozillafirefox" on Twitter for status updates.

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