There was anticipation at the start of the week, including in the mainstream media - The Sydney Morning Herald and BBC News to name just two, a boon for Mozilla given their much-vaunted upcoming publicity push.
A fair few places noted that the foundation’s servers coped a whole lot better with the 2 million downloads on Tuesday than on the release of 1.0 last year.
There have already been a few complaints - incompatibility with Wordpress (note: I’m writing this in Wordpress and 1.5….), lack of full standards support and a Mac memory usage issue. That last article has already resulted in some acrimony, with LXer casting aspersions on the author’s impartiality for calling Firefox a “novelty”.
The foundation also got a gift from Microsoft in the form of a critical security alert for IE yesterday.
Microsoft is warning Internet Explorer users to be careful where they browse, because attackers are now targeting a critical unpatched bug in the software. If successful, these attackers could possibly use this bug to seize control of a user’s system.
Here’s a suggestion - why not set up a site that exploits this, seize control of any hapless passing blue Es, install Firefox on their system, set it up as default browser and then send them on their way. Any volunteers?