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Re: [News] Free Software Breaks Another World Record

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 20 May 2009 11:42 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Tuesday 19 May 2009 20:55 : \____
>>> On 2009-05-19, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Tuesday 19 May 2009 08:04 : \____
>>>>>> This reminds me of the Firefox 3 world record.  I downloaded it and got
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> cute little certificate.  :)  Did anyone else get one?
>>>>> Firefox is compiled from the xulrunner/firefox source code on my Gentoo
>>>>> machines. I upgraded to firefox 3.x when it turned up in Gentoo's Package
>>>>> Manager (Portage). I run Gentoo stable so ff3 didn't turn up for about 3
>>>>> months after it was released. I don't need to be on the bleeding edge
>>>>> and prefer to wait until applications such as firefox can be integrated
>>>>> into my system without affecting stability.
>>>>> Did they win the guinness world record?
>>>> It took even longer for Mandriva. Unless you choose to download and
>>>> install it from the Mozilla site rather than have it automatically updated
>>>> by the repos...
>>> I'd assume that windows users would be the biggest contributors to the
>>> Firefox 3 world download attempt. Most Linux users would wait for their
>>> distro to supply it.
>> I got it from both. But Mandriva packages it better (there are sometimes
>> distro-specific builds with distro-specific elements and tweaks).
> Can you say "Iceweasel" (Debian Firefox)?

Sure you can. It's not a trademark.

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