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Firefox 1.0 Released

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the let-the-downloads-commense dept.

Mozilla 1112

New Here writes "November 9 has arrived and with it comes Firefox 1.0. According to its home page, Firefox empowers you to browse faster, more safely, and more efficiently than with any other browser. I'm New Here, but this Firefox does sound very promising! Firefox 1.0 is available now for Windows, Linux, and Mac from the mozilla.org ftp server."

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1112 comments

FP! (-1, Redundant)

droolfool (235314) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764862)

First Post! With Firefox 1.0! :-)

Speed comparision... (2, Funny)

Chembryl (596546) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764908)

Ah but compare the startup times of Firefox and IE on windows!

You sure can't beat that OS built-in goodness.

Yummy

1.0 right now (2, Informative)

crownrai (713377) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764864)

Running 1.0 right now. Seems to work great!

Re:1.0 right now (-1, Flamebait)

Dayflowers (729580) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764886)

"I'm new here"?

Yah... right... and we're all in love with Bill Gates.

Re:1.0 right now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764986)

Crownrai isn't claiming to be new, the poster of the story is.

Re:1.0 right now (5, Informative)

metricmusic (766303) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764927)

Its great! I downloaded it from here: http://mozilla.ussg.indiana.edu/pub/mozilla.org/fi refox/releases/1.0/win32/en-US/Firefox%201.0.zip Don't think slashdot will be able to bring down an edu. Go firefox!

Re:1.0 right now (1)

jmays (450770) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764988)

Same here. All of my extensions are working beautifully too.

slashdotted already? (-1, Redundant)

ink_polaroid (703765) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764865)

This *has* to be some kind of record.

More like pre-slashdotted.... (4, Funny)

aetherspoon (72997) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764896)

It was already running incredibly slowly BEFORE slashdot posted the article.

Re:More like pre-slashdotted.... (3, Interesting)

Kusunose (768083) | more than 9 years ago | (#10765006)

Maybe it's slashdotted by Japanese slashdotters.
On Slashdot.jp, Firefox 1.0 Official Release [slashdot.jp] is posted on 2004-11-09 18:54 JST.
It's more than three hours earlyier.

Re:slashdotted already? (5, Informative)

ink_polaroid (703765) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764942)

Bad form to reply to my own post, but some more useful links here:

Windows torrent [207.200.85.49] and executable [207.200.85.49] .
Linux torrents for installer [207.200.85.49] and tarball [207.200.85.49] .

Re:slashdotted already? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764943)

NO! NO IT ISN'T! IT ISN'T SOME SORT OF RECORD AT ALL!

Why is it that with every fucking story, some fart knocking simpleton must, without fucking fail, post "Duh, most be some kind of record!" as though Slashdotting a site is a rare occurance. You're on Slashdot! Sites that get linked from Slashdot, get Slashdotted! It's happened to thousands of sites before, it isn't a fucking record when it happens exactly the same the 1001'st time, you moron!

Now just fuck off.

Re:slashdotted already? (1)

msgregory@earthlink. (98641) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764980)

Hey, it's a record. Get over it.

Re:slashdotted already? (1)

Havokmon (89874) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764982)

This *has* to be some kind of record.

No wonder I can't get the latest Thunderbird.
Mozilla.org doesn't respond, so I check slashdot. Sure enough..

You KNOW they're going to get a file, why not just link to a torrent?

Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764866)

I wonder how long the mozilla ftp will last :)

Re:Slashdot (4, Informative)

bigbadwlf (304883) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764962)

longer if you get the torrent [mozilla.org] (win32).
This one [mozilla.org] for Linux.

New Here's posting record is fanastic (0, Troll)

quarrel (194077) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764868)

I'm writing this in firefox. It rocks. Internet Explorer sucks. When will Microsfoft learn?

Now, on to business- New Here's posting record rocks, check it out ;)

Re:New Here's posting record is fanastic (5, Funny)

Heem (448667) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764909)

They don't need to learn. At least that's their take on it. They include the browser with the OS. How many people who arent geeks like us will spend the time to download another browser and learn how to integrate it with their os - cuz we all know MS does not make that an easy task.. "Internet Explorer is no longer your default browser? Should I notify the FBI?!?!" etc.

I'm New Here (5, Funny)

RodeoBoy (535456) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764871)

No way really?

Don't forget to check out the extensions: (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764872)

FoxyTunes is an amazing extension that allows you to control your music right from the browser,
http://www.iosart.com/foxytunes/firefox/

Adblock filters out any unwanted advertisements,
http://adblock.mozdev.org/

And many many more!!!

Re:Don't forget to check out the extensions: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764944)

Not in Bush's world.

In addition (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10765004)

K-Meleon [sourceforge.net] is a Gecko-based browser for Windows without the XUL bloat in Mozilla/Firefox. It's much faster, though a bit dated now (but a new version is coming out soon).

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764874)

first post!

Firefox mirrors (1)

pagal_paanda (824030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764875)

People must be having problems accessing Mozilla.org so, here's a mirror list where you could get Firefox 1.0. http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/mirrors.ht ml

Mirrors (4, Informative)

peterprior (319967) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764876)

Mozilla.org is really getting hammered. Try waiting a few hours for the mirrors to update.

Here is a Google cache of the Firefox Mirror List [64.233.183.104] .

Re:Mirrors (4, Informative)

peterprior (319967) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764894)

Obviously just switch the 0.10 to 1.0 in the mirror urls... we can't have everything now can we :)

Re:Mirrors (1)

smoothwallsamuel (753105) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764936)

hehe, the power of slashdot and a few gazillion referrals lol

I'm happy that I downloaded it just a few minutes after it was up...pity I was beaten to the post when it came to slashdotting it lol

samuel

Well New Here, Here's the Band Wagon now JUMP ON! (5, Funny)

Zarf (5735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764877)

I've managed to download a copy and order a t-shirt and the site isn't slashdotted yet. What are you all asleep or something?

Re:Well New Here, Here's the Band Wagon now JUMP O (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764915)

Hey!, It's been November 9th for 23 hours here in Australia, and finally Firefox 1.0 is out!... (Still happy with Opera though).

Torrents (2, Informative)

praseodym (813457) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764878)

Torrents mirrored here: http://firefoxfah.sourceforge.net/fftorrent.html

Cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764879)

Now it's time to install it in my high school ;)

Please tell me (3, Interesting)

msgregory@earthlink. (98641) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764880)

Why should I switch from Mozilla to Firefox?

Re:Please tell me (2, Funny)

Kemuri (204937) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764906)

For the cool logo :)

Don't think there is much reason to swith if you are
using Mozilla. But for a lot of people Firefox is
faster and smaller. It also looks cooler by default.

Mind, it's called 'Mozilla Firefox'

Re:Please tell me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764907)

I like it most because of the extensions, and I think that it is a bit faster. I'm not using mozilla since Phoenix (now known as Firefox).

Re:Please tell me (-1, Troll)

msgregory@earthlink. (98641) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764993)

Why the fuck did I get modded as troll? Are you guys a bunch of fucking assholes or what? THIS is a fucking troll!

mozilla.org is suffering (0, Troll)

MadFarmAnimalz (460972) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764883)

Thanks cmdrtaco. Failed to link to mirrors as usual.

Mod this up if you think Taco is an asshole.

Re:mozilla.org is suffering (1)

mks113 (208282) | more than 9 years ago | (#10765005)

I start-up firefox so seldomly (always open, never turned off) that I never bothered to change my homepage from default. I had to start it a few minutes ago, and it came up with a blank page...waiting...

ding! November 9th. Slashdot still works, first article? Mozilla 1.0 released, mozilla.org getting hammered.

Mirrors (5, Informative)

ewithrow (409712) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764884)

Re:Mirrors (3, Informative)

LogicX (8327) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764951)

Direct Mirror [100bigcoupons.com] to Firefox Setup 1.0.exe [100bigcoupons.com]

New York Times Ad (2)

Kemuri (204937) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764885)

Hey,

Anyone got a scan of the Ad in the New York times? My name is in there as I sponsored.

Want to thank again the folks at Mozilla for making Firefox. Great Job!

Thanks!

Re:New York Times Ad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764947)

The ad design hasn't been finalised yet, has it?

Re:New York Times Ad (1)

datbox (800756) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764989)

"Anyone got a scan of the Ad in the New York times? My name is in there as I sponsored."

I'm pretty sure they weren't running the NY Times ad on the same day that firefox 1.0 final released.

Can anyone else confirm?

Re:New York Times Ad (4, Informative)

sfraggle (212671) | more than 9 years ago | (#10765003)

If you read the spreadfirefox FAQ, the ad wont run on the day of release but in some point within the next three weeks. They get better pricing if they dont demand a specific day.

Firefox (0)

kc0re (739168) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764887)

I love me some Firefox. This is easily the best free product to come out yet. No ads too!

Old news (5, Funny)

geirlk (171706) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764888)

Got it 5 hours ago.

Loading tabs in the background? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764914)

Did I miss something or was the possibility to load links in the tabs in the background lost?
It was working in PR1 at least...

Sunbird (1)

akpcep (659230) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764890)

Now all they have to do is make Sunbird sync with my Palm and I'll be a happy bunny!

Google hosted homepage (5, Interesting)

tinla (120858) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764891)

The new homepage points to http://www.google.com/firefox [google.com] . Fire your conspiracy theories at will...

Re:Google hosted homepage (1)

akpcep (659230) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764911)

Why? What on earth has Will done to deserve that?

Re:Google hosted homepage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764923)

This really is interesting. Google has now aligned itself with Firefox, there is a business relationship.

I wonder where this will lead...

Re:Google hosted homepage (5, Funny)

Heem (448667) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764933)

Who is Will?

Re:Google hosted homepage (1)

YetAnotherName (168064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764945)

How nice of Google to host the default start page for Firefox.

I have a feeling it's not much more than generosity. Google's already a household name, they probably don't need any more headspace. And it would be kind of ironic if the default start page were MSN.

Re:Google hosted homepage (4, Insightful)

peterprior (319967) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764948)

Hmmm.. a couple of theories..

8 million firefox users (as of spreadfirefox.com) all hitting mozilla.org as their default start page must generate quite a lot of traffic, and the start page wasn't that useful other than telling you what you just downloaded and installed.

The other theory is that Google donated quite a bit, but I prefer the first ;)

Re:Google hosted homepage (4, Interesting)

grimdonkey (757857) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764953)

You can check out this [google.com] too

Yay (2, Interesting)

shojun (829522) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764892)

I'm in New Zealand - got it already and running it happily. It's my birthday, I've just been playing Halo 2, Firefox is out, and today I'm buying a house. Things can't get much better :)

Re:Yay (1)

pagal_paanda (824030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764912)

"Would you like insurance with that?" TM

Birthday! (1)

MonoSynth (323007) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764950)

Congrats!

Re:Yay (1)

baker_tony (621742) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764979)

Happy Birthday, from a Kiwi in London! Oops, it's now tomorrow for you, oh well! :-)

just like (1)

Bonk_Keith_Akins_on_ (776999) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764893)

..last week! everyone should jump on this bandwagon too. A pity we weren't voting for browsers last week

Finding updated extensions (5, Informative)

Michael_Jarvis (10688) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764897)

Your extensions will be disabled unless they are configured as compatible with 1.0. Unfortunately right now trying to use the built in "search for updates" feature is very slow, from server load I presume. I found updates for several of my favorites by searching http://www.mozdev.org/ [mozdev.org] .

The browser wars are back. (3, Insightful)

NoMercy (105420) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764899)

Or at least I hope so, even if IE fights back a tiny ammount we'll see a huge lot of improvements in the web generally, IE is so often the 'lowest common denominator' when it comes to designing for the web.

But for usability and speed of use I'd go with Firefox any day.

Since 0.1 (1)

thenextpresident (559469) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764901)

Since the initial inception, I have been a user of this browser, and I have used every release, and many nightlies inbetween. I have tried other browser, but I have always returned.

So it's a great day that it's not release as 1.0

Yay!

Re:Since 0.1 (1)

Janek Kozicki (722688) | more than 9 years ago | (#10765007)

have you tried galeon [sourceforge.net] ? This is my browser of choice, yet - everywhere I recommend firefox, because galeon is only for those who have their own taste, different than 'common taste'.

Just like I use rox [sourceforge.net] and sawfish [sourceforge.net] , yet I recommend (and install) KDE [kde.org] to everybody

I'd like to be the first to say "w00t!". (1)

DamienNightbane (768702) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764902)

It's nice to see Firefox reach this milestone. Hopefully it will see 2.0 as well.

congratulations mozilla! (2, Insightful)

magnetik79 (792103) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764903)

well done Mozilla on a fantastic milestone. If you can achive soooo much at version 1.0 - imagine what you can get by the giddy heights of version 6.01 of IE ? :) Get everyone you know onto this ASAP! The sooner we can rid the word of poor quality non-conforming and insecure browsers the better the www will be for all....!

Re:congratulations mozilla! (1)

Heem (448667) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764969)

I'm just glad they havent stooped to the typical version number subterfuge, and didnt just instantly release FireFox 7.0!

links to torrents... (5, Informative)

r1ch (166865) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764904)

before it gets hammered too badly:

linux i686 torrent [mozilla.org]

win32 torrent [mozilla.org]

(both EN-US).

A better mirror? (5, Informative)

dschuetz (10924) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764905)

For now, at least: ftpmoz.newaol.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases /1.0/ [newaol.com]


Anyone know if the New York Times ad went through? Is it available to view anywhere?

Re:A better mirror? (4, Informative)

ewithrow (409712) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764967)


Anyone know if the New York Times ad went through? Is it available to view anywhere?

The design has not been finalized yet. Also, when they submit the final design to the New York Times, the newspaper gives them a window of about three weeks for which the ad could run. This gets Spread Firefox a better price.

Nice one (1)

HedonismBot (742920) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764917)

New Here [slashdot.org] writes "November 9 has arrived...
...
I'm New Here, but this Firefox does sound very promising!
---

Made me chuckle. I wonder how many people got it :)

New, but unstable (1)

Underholdning (758194) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764921)

I installed 1.0 on my Compaq laptop, and I'm a bit dissapointed. Firefox starts, but then immediately freezes. The problem is not there in 0.9.1.
Anyone else has this problem? I can't convince the folks here at work to switch away from IE if my firefox doesn't work.
I reckon it's some old extensions/profiles/what-have-we, but I've uninstalled firefox completely (and used google desktop search to remove all files that has the words "firefox" or "mozilla" in them) and still - if I install 1.0 again, the same problem appears. It launches fine, but when I try to do anything, it freezes.

Re:New, but unstable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764992)

Look -- you installed software that comes with no warranty and is only version 1.0. It's not fair to criticise at this point.

I'd like you to say something positive about Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0.

Soon To Be As Insecure As IE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764922)

We all know that as soon as Firefox gains more marketshare that it is only a matter of time before it becomes as insecure as IE.

Just ask any Microsoft fanatic - they're experts on computer security.

Mirrors (3, Informative)

Amadablam (516748) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764924)

Re:Mirrors (1)

asciimonster (305672) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764965)

Thanks, because the mozilla.org website is slowly going bye-bye.

That's the punishment for makeing the best browser in the world!

Good grief (5, Funny)

Hortensia Patel (101296) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764928)

When the Grauniad and the BBC report this story hours before it appears on Slashdot, you know something's wrong with the world.

Check out the submitter's posting history... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764929)

Every post seems to be based around the pun with his name. Little more than a troll or crapflooder - surely there must have been more deserving submitters to actually go to the front page?

I thought (1)

jantheman (113125) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764931)

The Fedora 3 release would beat this to /.

(end of boring post)

Website Content (1)

werner75 (778560) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764932)

Its a bit frustrating the Website Content is still old (as always). The download Javascript Tool points still to Firefox 1.0PR since months :-/ btw: I don't like the current Website. Its difficult to find more specific information about other Mozilla Projects.

Debian package? (1)

incuso (747340) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764938)

anywhere?

Coverage at the bbc (2, Informative)

JaJ_D (652372) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764941)

See the bbc [bbc.co.uk] story

Nice to see Firefox is getting the press it deserves

Jaj

Who cares? (-1, Troll)

imcclell (138690) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764952)

Who cares? It's a browser. It looks at web pages. I never understood all the excitement. IE, Firefox, Opera. They all basically do the same thing, look at web pages. I've used all 3 and each one had good features and bad features.

Personally, I'll stick with IE. I find pop-up blocking annoying. I've never had a pop-up problem ever and all the blockers do is make me do a couple extra steps to use sites sometimes. Also, some sites don't work correctly in other browsers when active-x controls are required.

Re:Who cares? (1)

dr_d_19 (206418) | more than 9 years ago | (#10765002)

Ha-ha. I LOVE YOU MAN!

Damn that was funny...

Get Firefox or Die! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764957)

Anyone that mentions that thing from M$ in this thread should be shot in the foot. This is the day of the fox, not mammon. Biyatch-aah!

More Links (3, Interesting)

aliebrah (135162) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764961)

I've posted some more interesting news and Mozilla developer blog links and a screenshot of the new Firefox Google search interface on my blog:

inside aebrahim's head - firefox 1.0 is here! [ebrahim.org]

Rendering slashdot (3, Interesting)

nmg196 (184961) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764966)

Well I'm reading this in Firefox 1.0 and it *still* doesn't like slashdot's code. It still occasionally renders the comments overlapping the left hand menu and it initially rendered this "post comment" screen double width - with the left hand menu titles taking up my entire screen. I haven't encountered any problems with any other sites, so I expect it's just slashdots dubious HTML that's confusing firefox. Mind you I hate to admit that I've never seen IE mis-render slashdot.

Has anyone else seen Firefox render slashdot incorrectly?

It can usually be fixed with a simple click of the reload button (F5).

Next, SVG (5, Interesting)

wombatmobile (623057) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764971)

Next desire, native SVG [mozilla.org] support so FireFox wins the enterprise space before Longhorn even gets to market.

We have two years.

Make sure (2, Informative)

pagal_paanda (824030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764975)

Please make sure that you uninstall any previous Firefox version before installing FireFox 1.0, as it could create some problems with the older version. Just trying to help out fellow slashdotters and hoping in the process that someone would dump some mod points on me.

Big shout to Google (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10764981)


http://google.com/firefox [google.com]

shame the amazon,ebay,yahoo search plugins come as standard, nothing like giving the big boys more leverage

I got mine last week, (1)

Tibor the Hun (143056) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764983)

but it's all in French... (Le File, L'Edit...)

Great publicity (1)

alistair (31390) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764984)

For an open source browser, this is having a fairly major impact on society at large. As a case in point, The Guardian (the UKs major left leaning / liberal newspaper) had a major editorial on the subject today, which can be read here [guardian.co.uk] (in today's print edition as well as online)

As a longtime corporate Linux user, I have to say that nothing has made this more possible than having a good OS browser such as Mozilla and Firefox, kudos to both.

Slashdot bug still present :( (2, Informative)

arendjr (673589) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764990)

Just installed in an hour ago. While everything looks nice and polished, unfortunately the Slashdot rendering bug is still present :(

They did backport some support for IE-only JavaScript features from the 1.8 branch though (but that was also in the RC's, I think).

Automatic Software Update (1)

igrp (732252) | more than 9 years ago | (#10764998)

Has anyone successfully updated their browser to 1.0 using the built-in update function (you know, Tools - Options - Advanced - Software Update - Check Now)?

It either times out (95% of the time) or gives me a message saying that there are no updates available. Given the latter message, I gather that I'll probably have to update manually. It's really no biggie but it would be nice if they made the "auto update" thing work. I have a bunch of 1.0 PRs running here (as in three or four dozen or so) and it would be nice to not have to roll out the update myself. (Disclaimer: I don't really maintain these machines. This is just volunteer work. I know how to do centralized software rollouts but these are not my machines.)

Google Search Bar (-1, Flamebait)

AC5398 (651967) | more than 9 years ago | (#10765001)

The damn browser comes with that damn Google search bar built in. I just want a damn browser that blocks popups, not a damn browser with a million plug-in features. Until they stop adding in fluff like the Google search bar, I won't upgrade. And if IE ever gets its act together, I'll switch to IE.
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