According to Spread Firefox the official release time for Firefox 3.0 will be at 10AM PST, so 1PM EST (for me). Are you excited? Really excited? Well if you are, I feel sorry for you ;-)
I took a note from Chris Blizzard and cheated by downloading already by typing out the full URL into a mirror (no, I didn’t use a link).
Unfortunately for Fedora 9 users I haven’t seen any notice of an update (Fedora 8 no clue). Perhaps it will be available in a day or so? Still bugs to deal with? There was a tip for Fedora/Linux users:
a) disable "Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected attack site/forgery" in Preferences->Security b) remove the urlclassifier* files in ~/.mozilla/firefox/profile (while FF is not running)
Not sure if it works, I haven’t tested it – yet.
Otherwise as a last general tip for people who are upgrading/updating straight from Firefox 2.0.x to Firefox 3, I would recommend at least backing up your Mozilla/Firefox profile and settings (just in case):
# cp -a ~/.mozilla/ ~/moz_prof_pre_ff3
Windows users (yes, I still use it), back up:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla
Otherwise, I guess FF3 is very nice for the massive updates on the insides (security, rendering, support, speed, memory, etc.) although I find the some of the user interfaces changes annoying as all ‘heck’. I’m sure they’ll grow on me just like I’ve learned to tolerate many of the often bass-ackwards gui changes the Mozilla team has implemented over the years.