If you’re a Firefox fan today is your day! Depending on your timezone and what corner of the planet you live in you’ll be able to download V 3.0 at the designated time of availability. As we all know FF has initiated this huge campaign to get into the Guinness book of world records for the most number of downloads in 24 hours.
They have setup a pledge map so folks can go in and pledge their support for the browser. The color coded map is actually a pretty good barometer and it’s interesting to see that the U.S, Brazil, Poland and Italy have 100k+ pledges. It’s also interesting to see that most of Africa pledged less than 1000 downloads except for South Africa, Algeria and Egypt. Hmmm… wonder if the number of people who have access to a computer is directly proportional to the stats provided by the map!
In any case fan or not, kudos to FF because I think they have managed to create a global interest for an alternative browser to IE and that’s a good thing IMO.