I have been using Firefox before many of you found it fashionable to jump on board. I have used every version of the now popular browser, having suffered through more bugs and fixes than I care to recall. I am a Firefox loyalist and will be so until the software is pried away from my dying hands. But I find it hard to jump on the Download Day 2008, in which Firefox 3 is trying to set a download record. My questions is why?
Is there some underlying reason that the folks at Mozilla believe that setting a download record is going to bring millions of converts to Firefox 3? How about this. Can Mozilla guarantee that there will be sufficient servers available to handle millions of download requests at once? Is this going to be another one of those frustrating experiences when people can’t connect to the servers and their request is rejected?
IMHO I believe that trying a scheme such as this is going to either frustrate downloaders or suck more bandwidth slowing down the entire system, which could have undesirable consequences.
But what do you think? Is this a good idea or a time and bandwidth waster?